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It's astounding to discover that this planet we've inhabited for so long still has surprises in store - but scientists just discovered not one but six of them.
A Canadian-led team of scientists discovered six new frog species in Central and West Africa. Pretty cool, because frogs are the most widely-studied amphibians and this just adds to the richness of research.
And that research is pretty crucial, including to the study of human diseases, because frogs share a close evolutionary relationship with us. Biomedical research, genetic studies, cancer - basically, we need them frogs.
22 clawed frog species were already known. The latest discovery takes that number to 28.
Scientists found these frogs are polyploid. Simply put, they have multiple sets of DNA - which means they were the children of two different species.
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