New species discovered in Suriname’s mountain rainforests

The sleek “cocoa” frog

An expedition of 16 scientists to the remote and uninhabited region of South America catalogued 1,378 plants, ants, fish, insects, birds, mammals and amphibians.

The biologists believe they have identified 60 species that are potentially new to science, including six frogs, one snake and eleven fish.

Among the new species to be found was a chocolate coloured frog that lives in the trees, named the cocoa frog (Hypsiboas sp.).

A ruby coloured dung beetle measuring just 2.3mm (0.09 inches) in length called the Lilliputian beetle (Canthidium cf. minimum), which has antler-like antennae.

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Jennifer Harrington is a Toronto-based illustrator, writer and graphic designer. She illustrated the best-selling children’s book series 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' which includes the titles 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' 'The Night Before a Canadian Christmas' and 'Canadian Jingle Bells.' She is also the owner of JSH Graphics, a boutique graphic design agency that specializes in print and web advertising. With her latest project, Eco Books 4 Kids, Jennifer has partnered with illustrator Michael Arnott to create a series of ecologically-themed ebooks for children. Her next book, 'Spirit Bear,' is due for release in the Summer of 2013. Jennifer offers two different school presentations for her 'Moose in a Maple Tree' collection, an illustration demonstration and a Christmas concert series, which can be booked at She will be taking bookings for school readings of 'Spirit Bear' beginning in October 2013.

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