Shining like a diamond: A new species of diamond frog from northern Madagascar
Tuesday, 16 June 2020 Despite the active ongoing taxonomic progress on the Madagascar frogs, the amphibian inventory of this hyper-diverse island is still very far from being complete. More new species are constantly being discovered, often within already well-studied areas. So, in one of the relatively well-studied parks in northern Madagascar, a new species of diamond frog, Rhombophryne ellae, was found in 2017.
Over the last 10 years, the known genus of diamond frog genus in Madagascar has more than doubled, and herpetologist Dr. Mark D. Scherz managed to stumble upon a new-to-science species in Montagne d'Ambre National Park in Madagascar.