No, it's not Harry Potter magic invading the world of muggles. It's just a surprisingly cool skin color. Some frogs, possibly a new species of tree frog, have been found in New Guinea. Tree frogs are usually green, but these look like they've been dipped in milk chocolate. Researchers from Griffith University and Queensland Museum in Australia have dubbed the frog Litoria mira
is the genus of the common tree frog, and mira
means strange or surprised in Latin, Science Alert
Scientists say the chocolate frogs and common Australian green tree frogs' common ancestry and habitat were in a time when Australia and New Guinea were the same landmass 5.3 to 2.6 million years ago, CNN
reports. The first one wasn't spotted until 2016, and the notion that it's a new species is even more recent. Why? Because the adorable frogs live in a hot, swampy region with plenty of crocodiles, making exploration a little challenging.
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