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Unidentified frog blending well with the forest floor.


Equatorial lowland rainforest interspersed with (Metroxylon sagu) sago swamp.


The frog leaped out of view before a second photo could be taken.

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Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 10 years ago

Ha ha. We do our best here in New Guinea ;-)

skinheaddave 10 years ago

Why do you have so much unidentified stuff? It seems to me that by following a few steps you could easily ID this stuff:

a) Catch the small, agile, slippery creatures.
b) Compare them to the existing literature.
c) Realize the existing literature is inadequate in reflecting the biodiversity in your region.
d) Travel the world examining collections in museums, including all relevant holotypes.
e) Realize that several holotypes are missing or destroyed.
f) Collect more material, re-evaluate the entire taxa both morphologically and genetically.
g) Publish. Sit through a few rounds of counter-papers.
h) ID your specimen.
i) Post your ID here.

Simple. So why do you have so much unidentified stuff? ;-D


Scott Frazier
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Papua, Indonesia

Spotted on Dec 3, 2011
Submitted on Dec 12, 2011

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