14 New Species of Dancing #Frogs Discovered in India

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Scientists from the University of Delhi have discovered 14 new species of dancing frogs. The lead scientist of the research is University of Delhi professor Sathyabhama Das Biju. The frogs, which belong to the Micrixalidae family, were found in remote areas of the mountains of Western Ghats in southern India. 

The name “dancing frogs” comes from the unique foot-flagging behavior the male frogs make. The males use the behavior to try and draw the attention of females. Take a look: 

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