14 Mar '12, 11pm

New Species of Frog Discovered in New York City

New Species of Frog Discovered in New York City

While intrepid researchers often brave through the world's most remote and inhospitable regions in search of previously undocumented lifeforms, it turns out that there are still some to be found in the most crowded concrete jungles , too. Recently, scientists confirmed the existence of a new species of frog that had been hiding in plain sight -- in New York City. A few years back, Rutgers University biologist Jeremy Feinberg was walking in Statin Island when he heard a frog sounding an unusual mating call , one quite distinct from the croak of a similar-looking frog known to live in the area. Instead of the long, drawn out sounds of a well-known leopard frog species, these new calls were short and repetitive, reports the New York Times . After some careful field studies and DNA testing into the mysterious, amphibious crooner, Feinberg and his team are now confirming this w...

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