Inflating Nose Frog

Scientists have discovered a frog with an inflating nose in a remote area of Indonesia. This male tree frog, or “Pinocchio” frog, was one of many new animals found in what the scientists are calling a “treasure trove of new species.” The male tree frog’s pointed nose inflates when it makes calls.

The discoveries took place in the Foja Mountains in Indonesia’s Papua province. Conservation International’s Rapid Assessment Program funded the expedition. Other species discovered include: the world’s smallest wallaby, new imperial pigeons, a giant woolly rat, a “gargoyle-like” gecko and more.


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