Researchers discovered a new frog species in the Sierra region of Peru. Specifically, the frog species was found in the Pui Pui Protected Forest near Junin.
In honor of BBC broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, the new species was named Pristimantis attenboroughi. This frog lives at high altitudes of the Sierra in central Peru, and can grow anywhere from 14.6-23mm long.
Unfortunately, the Attenborough frog is considered endangered, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. (more…)