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Christian Rabeling Leads Study on New Ant Species

September 29, 2016

Finding new species may call to mind images of scientists tracking mysterias footprings in the mud or cutting paths through the dense jungle.

But sometimes, a discovery is as easy as getting a frog to open its mouth and say, "Ah".

Such is the case for Lenomyrmex hoelldobleri, a new tropical ant species found in the belly of a diablito, or little devil frog (Oophaga sylvatica), in Ecuador.