A new frog species has been discovered by wildlife experts at the Adi Hills in Arunachal Pradesh.
The discovery has been made by a team of biologists from Delhi University, Wildlife Institute of India and North Carolina Museum of Natural Science from the United States.
The new species of frog has been named as Adi Cascade Frog (Amolops Adicola), after the Adi tribes.
Locally the frog is known as Juri frog and they are found along fast flowing streams with large boulders.
The discovery was made as biologists investigated a group of medium to large sized cascade frogs from Northeast over the last five years.
The new species was identified based on multiple criteria, such as external morphology, DNA, and calling pattern.
The findings have been published in a scientific article titled ‘Phylogenetic position of the poorly known montane cascade frog Amolops monticola (Ranidae) and description of a new closely related species from Northeast India in the Journal of Natural History, London, according to an official statement.