Borneo’s fame as biodiversity hotspot gets a boost

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  • Monday, 13 Nov 2017

KOTA KINABALU: Borneo’s reputation as a biodiversity hotspot has been reaffirmed with the number of new species of frogs identified on the island doubling over the past 20 years.

An initial comprehensive list of 90 species of the amphibians were identified in the Field Guide to the Frogs of Borneo, in its first edition in 1997.

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