Scientists name frog found in Ecuadorian Andes after Led Zeppelin

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Pristimantis ledzeppelin is discovered in Cordillera del Cóndor, which straddles Ecuador and Peru

Researchers in the misty mountains of the Ecuadorian Andes have discovered a new species of terrestrial frog and named it after the pioneering British rock band Led Zeppelin.

Pristimantis ledzeppelin, known in English as Led Zeppelin’s Rain Frog, was found by the scientists David Brito-Zapata and Carolina Reyes-Puig in the Cordillera del Cóndor, which straddles south-east Ecuador and north-east Peru.

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