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Four new frog species identified in Peru

/ 04:20 PM January 25, 2018

The new types were found a few weeks ago during a wildlife survey in the San Martin region. Image: Steve Bower /shutterstock.com

Four new frog species have been discovered in a nature park in Peru’s Amazon basin region, officials said Wednesday.

The new types were found a few weeks ago during a wildlife survey in the San Martin region.

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They all belong to the genus Phrynopus.

Experts say park boasts about 2,000 species of flora and fauna.

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In addition, 36 archaeological sites have been recorded in this protected area, including ruins from the Chachapoyas culture (400 to 1470 AD).

They are a semicircular fortress made of stone and decorated with divinities in human form. AB

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