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New genus of treefrog discovered in Andaman Islands, Northeast India

A new genus of the old world treefrog family has been discovered in Andaman Islands and Northeast India, researchers said on Thursday. A study led by Delhi University Professor S D Biju along with a team of researchers from India, China, Indonesia and Thailand, said this is for the first time a tree frog species, Rohanixalus vittatus (Striped Bubble-nest frog), is reported from the Andaman Islands of India. The new genus Rohanixalus is named after the Sri Lankan taxonomist Rohan Pethiyagoda.

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