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New frog species found in Staten Island

The new species will be designated "Rana Kauffeldi."
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Scientists have discovered a new breed of leopard frog.

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Scientists have discovered a new species of leopard frog in Staten Island, according to National Geographic.

The unexpected discovery marks the second new frog species discovery in the past 30 years. Rutgers University ecologist Jeremy Feinberg, one of the researchers responsible for the finding, called it "a pretty unique event."

A report states that the elusive animal was found via its recognizable mating call - a "single-note unpulsed chuck" - during its short mating season.

The new species will be designated the "Rana Kauffeldi," after zoologist Carl Kauffeld, who in the past century held the hypothesis that a new leopard frog species may be living in NYC. Turns out he was right after all.

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