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FROG BOG   A frog floats with cranberries awaiting harvest  in Wareham, Massachusetts.  (Photo: AP via the Telegraph)

FROG BOG   A frog floats with cranberries awaiting harvest in Wareham, Massachusetts.  (Photo: AP via the Telegraph)

THIS’LL ONLY HURT A LOT BIT   Danger looms for a frog in Sieversdorf, Germany, (Photo: Patrick Pleul / AFP-Getty via the San Francisco Chronicle)
A “Pinocchio frog” is among a handful of newly-discovered species found in the Foja Mountains of Indonesia, a group of scientists announced on Monday. Despite its proboscis, the frog, in fact, cannot tell a lie.

In a few short weeks in these pristine rain  forests on the island of New Guinea, an international survey team  uncovered at least a dozen new mammals,  reptiles,  amphibians,  insects,  and birds—including  a Pinocchio-like  frog and the world’s smallest wallaby.
Many of the animals are  found nowhere else but in the Foja mountaintops, whose inaccessibility  has allowed the species to evolve in isolation—prompting the region’s  nickname: the Lost World.

I say we call them Anura tumblrica. 

(Photo: Tim Laman via National Geographic)

A “Pinocchio frog” is among a handful of newly-discovered species found in the Foja Mountains of Indonesia, a group of scientists announced on Monday. Despite its proboscis, the frog, in fact, cannot tell a lie.

In a few short weeks in these pristine rain forests on the island of New Guinea, an international survey team uncovered at least a dozen new mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, and birds—including a Pinocchio-like frog and the world’s smallest wallaby.

Many of the animals are found nowhere else but in the Foja mountaintops, whose inaccessibility has allowed the species to evolve in isolation—prompting the region’s nickname: the Lost World.

I say we call them Anura tumblrica.
 

(Photo: Tim Laman via National Geographic)

PHOTOHOPPED   A Bornean flat-headed frog, which has the  rare characteristic of being an amphibian without lungs and instead  breathes entirely through its skin, is one of the recent discoveries in  Borneo. A lungless frog, a frog that flies, and a slug that shoots love  darts, are among the 123 new species discovered in Borneo since 2007,  the result of a three-nation project backed by the WWF to conserve one  of the oldest rain forests in the world.  (Photo: David Bickford / WWF via the AP / Christian Science Monitor)

PHOTOHOPPED   A Bornean flat-headed frog, which has the rare characteristic of being an amphibian without lungs and instead breathes entirely through its skin, is one of the recent discoveries in Borneo. A lungless frog, a frog that flies, and a slug that shoots love darts, are among the 123 new species discovered in Borneo since 2007, the result of a three-nation project backed by the WWF to conserve one of the oldest rain forests in the world.  (Photo: David Bickford / WWF via the AP / Christian Science Monitor)

TOADKILL   Frogs join the Mile-Low Club in Prisdorf, Germany.  (Photo: Philipp Guelland /  AFP-Getty via the San Francisco Chronicle)

TOADKILL   Frogs join the Mile-Low Club in Prisdorf, Germany.  (Photo: Philipp Guelland / AFP-Getty via the San Francisco Chronicle)

FROG JOG   A grinning Pacific tree frog greets a photographer in Oakland, Oregon.  (Photo: Robin Loznak / robinloznak.com via the San Francisco Chronicle)

FROG JOG   A grinning Pacific tree frog greets a photographer in Oakland, Oregon.  (Photo: Robin Loznak / robinloznak.com via the San Francisco Chronicle)

STEP EASY BEING GREEN Marsh frogs seen at Lake Abrau, near Novorossiysk, Russia.  (Photo: Igor Torgachkin / WENN via the Telegraph)

STEP EASY BEING GREEN Marsh frogs seen at Lake Abrau, near Novorossiysk, Russia.  (Photo: Igor Torgachkin / WENN via the Telegraph)

HEART SORTA ON SLEEVE This so-called glass frog’s transparent body lacks pigmentation and reveals its organs in action—including a beating heart.  More than 150 species of glass frogs are found in rain forest trees across Central and South America.  (Photo: Paul Hamilton / RAEI via National Geographic)

HEART SORTA ON SLEEVE This so-called glass frog’s transparent body lacks pigmentation and reveals its organs in action—including a beating heart.  More than 150 species of glass frogs are found in rain forest trees across Central and South America.  (Photo: Paul Hamilton / RAEI via National Geographic)

FROGGING AWESOME A new species, announced January 2010, of rain frog crouches on a leaf in its forest home in Ecuador.
The frogs’ lifestyle is so thoroughly arboreal that, instead of laying eggs in water, the frogs deposit their eggs in trees. And instead of hatching as tadpoles, the offspring emerge as miniature versions of their parents—some not much larger than pinheads.
(Photo: Paul Hamilton / RAEI via National Geographic)

FROGGING AWESOME A new species, announced January 2010, of rain frog crouches on a leaf in its forest home in Ecuador.

The frogs’ lifestyle is so thoroughly arboreal that, instead of laying eggs in water, the frogs deposit their eggs in trees. And instead of hatching as tadpoles, the offspring emerge as miniature versions of their parents—some not much larger than pinheads.

(Photo: Paul Hamilton / RAEI via National Geographic)