This frog species has been confused with a similar looking one 🐸 since 1925 but now researchers at @OfficialUoM have discovered it is in fact its own species!— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) July 31, 2018
Meet Sylvia's Tree Frog - named after the researcher's granddaughter pic.twitter.com/4NfmKiGnQL
Sylvia's Tree Frog was identified by researcher Andrew Gray. Gray works as a researcher at the University of Manchester and set out to prove that the new frog was not a Splendid Tree Frog. He chose to name the newly identified species after his granddaughter.
Exciting news! One of the world’s most spectacular frogs has been identified as a new species by Andrew Gray our Curator of Herpetology. He has named the creature Sylvia’s Tree Frog, Cruziohyla sylviae, after his 3-year-old granddaughter. Find out more: https://t.co/zmOWpCyG1z pic.twitter.com/g5EG2fJznM— Manchester Museum (@McrMuseum) July 30, 2018