Polypedates bengalensis

Context

  • A new frog species Polypedates bengalensis has been found in West Bengal. The discovery has now been recognised by Zootaxa, a peer-reviewed international journal.

About the species

  • It was found in two places in West Bengal Badu, North 24 Parganas District and Khordanahala, South 24 Parganas District.
  • The Polypedates bengalensis frog is also known as the Brown Blotched Bengal Tree Frog.
  • It is named Brown Blotched Bengal Tree Frog from the series of six to nine dark brown blotches that extend laterally from behind the frog’s eye to the vent. The frog’s body colour is yellowish-brown to greenish-brown.
  • It belongs to the genus Polypedates. There are 25 other Polypedates species (Polypedates bengalensis is the 26th) around the world. 

Source: TH