# Sunday, May 16, 2010

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A new species of frog has been discovered which rears its young in fallen leaves. The frog which has been called Blommersia angolafa is the first amphibian known to produce in this way. They breed in the rainfall which collects in the upturned leaves of palm trees which have fallen onto the forest floor. The tadpoles are hatched inside the leaves and it is thought that the males may even guard the offspring. The frog has been discovered living in four locations in northeast Madagascar, within the protected areas of Ambatovaky, Betampona, Masoala and Zahamena.