Leap of a find after more than a century

The undated image released by biologist S. D. Biju on Thursday shows a specimen of Frankixalus jerdonii, which belongs to a newly named genus of tree frogs that has been rediscovered in India more than a century after its members were thought to have
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The undated image released by biologist S. D. Biju on Thursday shows a specimen of Frankixalus jerdonii, which belongs to a newly named genus of tree frogs that has been rediscovered in India more than a century after its members were thought to have died. The tadpoles feed on unfertilised eggs laid by their mother.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 23, 2016, with the headline 'Leap of a find after more than a century'. Print Edition | Subscribe