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The truth about a true frog: Unknown Costa Rican frog hidden amongst a widespread species: The discovery highlights the urgent need of modern DNA tools when studying rapidly declining animal groups like amphibians

The truth about a true frog: Unknown Costa Rican frog hidden amongst a widespread species: The discovery highlights the urgent need of modern DNA tools when studying rapidly declining animal groups like amphibians

Known to science since 1857, a common species of frog found from north-eastern Honduras through to central Panama, turns out to have been keeping its 'multiple identities' a secret. According to herpetologists who recently used DNA barcoding on the species, showed that what we currently call Warszewitsch's frog is indeed a group of 'cryptic' species.

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