(ANSA) – SINGAPORE, 08 AUG – The president of the Herpetological Institute of Singapore Sankar Ananthanarayanan has announced the discovery of a new species of frog, unique in the world. This is the first discovery in 40 years, according to Chan Kin Onn, director of the National University of Singapore’s herpetology department at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum.
“It is amazing how a highly urbanized city like Singapore is also the keeper of a multiplicity and variety of living organisms, and that new species are being discovered,” says Dr Chan Kin Onn.
After DNA analyzes that certify the uniqueness of the amphibian, the frog was named Micryletta subaraji in honor of the expert naturalist Subaraj Rajathurai, who died three years ago. (HANDLE).
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