Researchers names newly discovered Rainfrog in Panama after Climate Activist Greta Thunberg

Researchers names newly discovered Rainfrog in Panama after Climate Activist Greta Thunberg

  • A team of researchers have named a new species of rainfrog, discovered in the tropical rainforests of Panama, after Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg.
  • The tiny rainfrog species has been named as Pristimantis gretathunbergae, or simply known as the Greta Thunberg Rainfrog.
  • The unique known species of frog was discovered in 2012 in Panama’s Mount Chucant√≠ by an international team led by Dr Abel Batista and Dr Konrad Mebert and was thought to be part of already categorised Pristimantis family.
  • In 2018, through DNA analysis the team confirmed that the frog is a new species.

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