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Purple fluorescent frog discovered in Suriname

by Pat Coate | June 06, 2007
"What's really exciting here is we found a lot of new species of frogs and fish as well."
- Leeanne Alonso, expedition leader

Paramaribo, Suriname - Two dozen new species including a purple fluorescent frog were discovered in the South American Highlands of Suriname, scientists said Monday.

Among the species found were the atelopus frog, which has distinctive purple markings; six types of fish; 12 dung beetles, and one ant species, he said.

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