Pinocchio Frog Discovered in Indonesia
A bizarre new species of tree frog has been discovered in the Foja mountains rainforest on the Indonesian island of New Guinea. The frog, which has been nicknamed the Pinocchio Frog, has an unusual spiky nose. Amazingly, the frog's "nose" points upwards when the male calls, but deflates and points downwards when he is less active. The frog was first found sitting on a back pack in the researchers campsite. The find is amongst the latest release from a team of scientists from Conservation International and the National Geographic Society which reveals the stunning diversity of flora and fauna of the region. The find includes several more new species including a huge tame woolly rat, a yellow-eyed gargoyle-like gecko and a tiny forest wallaby, the smallest documented member of the kangaroo family. The results of the find will feature in the June edition of the National Geographic magazine but they have a full library of photos from the find on their excellent website. Click here to visit that photo library now or here to read an article from today's Guardian Newspaper about the research. The photo above is from National Geographic.