Thursday, July 5
Prince Charles Frog
"Researchers have discovered a previously unknown species of frog and named it in honor of Price Charles, according to a paper published in the journal Zootaxa.
The species, dubbed Hyloscirtus princecharlesi, was one of two 'new' species described from highly endangered clouds forests in Ecuador. The second species is called Hyloscirtus cryptico.
Both species live in montane forest streams, a habitat that has particularly affected by the chytrid epidemic that has killed untold numbers of amphibians globally and driven dozens of species to extinction since the early 1980s...
Hyloscirtus princecharlesi was named in honor of the Prince of Wales for the royal's work to preserve tropical forests, including his efforts to mobilize political and financial support for a program to compensate developing countries for conserving their rainforests."