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New 'chuckling' frog species found in marshes of Staten Island

A new species of frog was discovered, not in the Amazon, but in New York City.

Scientists Jeremy Feinberg, along with co-authors Matthew Schlesinger, Brian Curry, and Brian Zarate, published a study in PLOS ONE (a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Public Library of Science), called “Cryptic Species in Metropolis” officially identifying the new leopard frog. The official name is “Rana Kauffeldi” but you can call it the Atlantic Coast Leopard Frog.

Fusion went out exploring with the scientists, in hopes of finding on of these Atlantic Coast Leopard frogs in the Great Swamp Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey.

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