New Species of Plants and Animals Discovered

Species in news: Litoria Mira


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : Litoria mira

Mains level : NA

A species of frog lives in the rainforests of New Guinea that appears to be made from chocolate — just like the magical sweets popular in the wizarding world of J K Rowling’s Harry Potter.

Litoria mira

  • The cocoa-colored frogs have turned out to be a new species — and an addition to our knowledge of the animal kingdom.
  • It has a well-known relative — the common green tree frog of Australia called Litoria cerulean.
  • Litoria Mira can be distinguished from all other Litoria by its unique combination of moderately large size, webbing on hand, relatively short and robust limbs, and a small violet patch of skin on the edge of its eyes.

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