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Pinocchio Frog
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The nose has a similar look to the Anolis proboscis's nose
Information
Range New Guinea
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Amphibia
Order Anura
Family Pelodryadidae
Genus Litoria
Species L. pinocchio

The Pinocchio Frog or northern Pinocchio treefrog (Litoria pinocchio) is a species of frog in the family Pelodryadidae. It was discovered in the Foja Mountains of Papua Province in Indonesia by Conservation International and the National Geographic Society during a 2008 expedition, where it was accidentally spotted by Paul Oliver, a herpetologist. Despite being discovered in 2008, it remained undescribed and was long known simply as the "Pinocchio frog" (with no given scientific name) until 2019, when it was finally described as Litoria pinocchio. The frog is named for its Pinocchio-like nose, which can enlarge and inflate in certain situations.

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