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Press Release 12-047

Hiding in Plain Sight, New Frog Species Found in New York City

Leopard frog's habitat covers very small region, likely went extinct in larger territory

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Photo of the newly discovered frog species found in the New York City area.

A new frog species has been discovered--in the midst of New York City's urban area.

Credit: Bill Curry


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Map showing the present and former range of the new frog species in New York and New Jersey.

The new frog's range in New York and New Jersey is likely much smaller than it once was.

Credit: Cathy Newman et al.


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Photo of a southern leopard frog.

The southern leopard frog is a look-alike with the new species.

Credit: Chris Camacho


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Photo of a pickerel frog.

The pickerel frog, a species of leopard frog, is found in the same area as the new frog.

Credit: Jeremy Feinberg


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