An exploration expedition to the still undiscovered pristine forests of Ecuador near the Peruvian border uncovered about a dozen new species, including a salamander that Conservation International said looked like E.T., the alien from the Steven Spielberg film and a frog with a skin so transparent that you could see its internal organs. The frog has been christened as Glass Frog.
Glass Frog Information
The discoveries in the Nangaritza region of the Cordillera del Condor included what the researchers termed a â€œremarkably ugly bug-eyed salamander,â€ a red poison arrow frog and a frog smaller than a â€œpinkyâ€ fingernail. A lizard, a third frog and seven grasshoppers also were among the newly found creatures.
The findings by herpetologists in the upper Nangaritza River basin thatâ€™s geologically isolated from other parts of the Andes also featured a glass frog, so-called for its semitransparent covering that goes for skin which allows a viewer to see the internal organs, and two bird species endemic to the mountain range.