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Species in news: Litoria Mira 

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  • June 2, 2021
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Species in news: Litoria Mira 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS -III – Environment; Biodiversity

In news

  • A species of frog lives in the rainforests of New Guinea that appears to be made from chocolate.

  • The cocoa-coloured frogs have turned out to be a new species.
  • It is called Litoria Mira. 
  • It is an undescribed member of the Australian Litoria genus of tree frogs.
  • Litoria mira can be distinguished from all other Litoria by its unique combination of moderately large size, webbing on hand, short limbs, and small violet patch of skin on the edge of its eyes.
  • The island of New Guinea is separated from the ‘horn’ of Queensland by the Torres Strait.

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