Strange Frog Last Seen Nearly 150 Years Ago Rediscovered in India

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Scientists in northeastern India rediscovered a strange frog last seen almost 150 years ago. The species was long thought extinct.

The amphibian, called Frankixalus jerdonii, lives in trees up to 19-feet above ground, where it breeds and feeds its eggs to its young, the BBC reports.

Sathyabhama Das Biju, a noted Indian biologist, led the team that found the frog in 2007.

The frog is indicative of a new genus, or group of species, according to a study co-authored by Biju that came out this week.

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SOURCE: USA Today, Josh Hafner