Newly discovered rainfrog species named in honor of climate activist Greta Thunberg

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“A new species of rainfrog was officially named in a scientific article published on Monday.  

The new species, Pristimantis gretathunbergae, has been named the Greta Thunberg Rainfrog and described in a new article in thePensoft scientific journal ZooKeys

The new rainfrog species was discovered by an international team headed by Abel Batista and Konrad Mebert and funded by a number of organizations, including Rainforest Trust, a nonprofit environmental organization. The frog was discovered on the sky island of Cerro Chucantí in eastern Panama, a reserve established by the conservation organization AdoptaBosque with support from Rainforest Trust. 

In 2018, Rainforest Trust auctioned off naming rights for some newly scientifically identified species for the organization’s 30th anniversary. An auction winner decided to name this new rainfrog species in honor of Greta Thunberg and her work combating climate change….”

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