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Philautus Asankai, a
powder-blue mountain frog, a new species discovered from Sri Lanka’s central
highlands. (AFP)

Conservationists in Sri Lanka, the world’s top spot for frogs, have discovered 35 new species of the amphibians — only to find that another 19 species have died out.



Philautus Asankai, a
powder-blue mountain frog, a new species discovered from Sri Lanka’s central
highlands. (AFP)

Conservationists in Sri Lanka, the world’s top spot for frogs, have discovered 35 new species of the amphibians — only to find that another 19 species have died out. Sri Lanka’s Wildlife Heritage Trust (WHT), in a report to be published Thursday, blames habitat loss on the tropical island for the die-off.
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