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Costa Rica: Scientists discover new frog species at nature reserve

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A group of scientists discovered a new species of tiny green frogs named Tlalocohyla Celeste at the Tapir Valley Nature Reserve on Saturday.

The reserve is believed to be the last habitat for the new tree frog species, named in honor of Rio Celeste, a tourist icon of the area, and belongs to the Hilidae family of species of the genus Tlalocohyla.

Formerly a cattle pasture, it has become a living laboratory for restoration techniques. Nowadays, the reserve also hosts jaguars, collared peccaries, tapirs, and many birds.

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