"If there is a single lesson to take from this study, it's that those who love nature and want to conserve it need to shut down their computers, get outside and study the plants and animals in their own backyards," said Brad Shaffer, co-author of the new study, in a news release.
Date: Oct 30, 2014
Big City, Big Surprise: New York City's Newest Species Is a Frog
As reported by National Geographic, Feinberg and colleaguesincluding Louisiana State University geneticist Catherine Newman, fellow Rutgers ecologist Joanna Burger, University of Alabama biologist Leslie Rissler, and biologist Brad Shaffer of the University of California, Los Angelesfirst revealed
Date: Oct 29, 2014
New York City's Latest Species Is a Leopard Frog: Big City, Big Surprise!
Feinberg and colleaguesincluding Catherine Newman, Louisiana State University geneticist, Joanna Burger, fellow Rutgers ecologist, Leslie Rissler, University of Alabama biologist and Brad Shaffer biologist of the University of California, Los Angelesfirst revealed the existence of the new amphibia
"For a new species to go unrecognized in this area is amazing," said biologist Brad Shaffer of UCLA. "This shows that even in the largest city in the U.S., there are still new and important species waiting to be discovered."