Xenophrys apatani

Xenophrys apatani is a newly discovered species of horned frog found in the Talle Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India. Named after the Apatani tribe for their conservation efforts, this frog inhabits subtropical forests and is characterized by small horns and dark brown coloration. The discovery underscores the rich biodiversity of the Eastern Himalayan and Indo-Burma hotspots and emphasizes the importance of rigorous taxonomic studies. The Apatani tribe, residing in the Ziro Valley, are known for their integrated rice-fish farming and cultural festivals like Dree and Myoko.

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