“Bompu”: A New Frog Species Discovered in Arunachal Pradesh

“Bompu”: A New Frog Species Discovered in Arunachal Pradesh

  • A new frog species discovered in Eagle Nest Wildlife sanctuary at Sessa in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh in a survey conducted as part of Eagle Nest Biodiversity Project with support of the state forest department
  • Bompu was the name given to the frog after the neighborhood in the sanctuary where it was discovered
  • The frog is inhabitant to the forest streams at an elevation of 2,000 m and lives beneath leaf trash and decaying logs
  • The frog belongs to the family Megophrydae and the genus Leptobrachium
  • Only 28 members of this genus are known worldwide and most of them are found in Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, China and Vietnam
  • This finding is significant because only 2 other members of the genus are identified from India



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