Pinocchio frog was discovered on a RAP expedition to the Foja Mountains of Papua province, Indonesia

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Pinocchio frog, ET salamander, Yoda bat and dinospider: species near extinction

This frog (Litoria sp. nov.), was discovered on a RAP expedition to the Foja Mountains of Papua province, Indonesia in 2008. It has a long, Pinocchio-like protuberance on its nose that points upwards when the male is calling but deflates and points downwards when he is less active. The frog represents a particularly distinctive find that scientists are interested in documenting and studying further. Its discovery was a happy accident, after herpetologist Paul Oliver spotted it sitting on a bag of rice in the campsite.
This frog (Litoria sp. nov.), was discovered on a RAP expedition to the Foja Mountains of Papua province, Indonesia in 2008. It has a long, Pinocchio-like protuberance on its nose that points upwards when the male is calling but deflates and points downwards when he is less active. The frog represents a particularly distinctive find that scientists are interested in documenting and studying further. Its discovery was a happy accident, after herpetologist Paul Oliver spotted it sitting on a bag of rice in the campsite.