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Guerrillia-Frosch aus Kolumbien

This new species is a terrestrial-breeding frog of the genus Pristimantis from Colombia. It is a
member of the terraranan frogs, whose are known to lay eggs in terrestrial situations where
they hatch into froglets, without the tadpole stage. The new species was discovered in the
municipality of Tame, department of Arauca in eastern Colombia. This locality has been in the
grasp of Colombia's two largest guerrilla groups, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia
(FARC) and the National Liberation Army (ELN), and the right-wing paramilitaries of the
United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC). As consequence, a wave of selective
assassinations and forced disappearances has made Tame one of the most violent
municipalities — if not the most violent in Colombia.
During a non-aggression arrangement, one multi-disciplinary scientific expedition was
performed for five days in March 2013 on the foothills of the municipality of Tame. As result,
this exploration provided significant new knowledge about the flora and fauna of the
Orinoquense region. In this exploration was discovered our new species of frog. It was found
on rocks within the forest, in the vicinity of the Tame River.

Requested minimum donation: 3600 Euro.

Nr.: 302

Pristimantis
  • Gattung / Genus:
    Pristimantis
  • Neuer Art-Name / New species name:
    n.n.
  • Herkunft / Origin:
    Kolumbien/Colombia
  • Beschreiber / Describer:
    Jhon Jairo Sarria

Guerrillia frog from Colombia

This new species is a terrestrial-breeding frog of the genus Pristimantis from Colombia. It is a
member of the terraranan frogs, whose are known to lay eggs in terrestrial situations where
they hatch into froglets, without the tadpole stage. The new species was discovered in the
municipality of Tame, department of Arauca in eastern Colombia. This locality has been in the
grasp of Colombia's two largest guerrilla groups, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia
(FARC) and the National Liberation Army (ELN), and the right-wing paramilitaries of the
United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC). As consequence, a wave of selective
assassinations and forced disappearances has made Tame one of the most violent
municipalities — if not the most violent in Colombia.
During a non-aggression arrangement, one multi-disciplinary scientific expedition was
performed for five days in March 2013 on the foothills of the municipality of Tame. As result,
this exploration provided significant new knowledge about the flora and fauna of the
Orinoquense region. In this exploration was discovered our new species of frog. It was found
on rocks within the forest, in the vicinity of the Tame River.

Requested minimum donation: 3600 Euro.

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