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News: Myristica swamp tree frog has been recorded for the first time north of the Shencottah gap in the Vazhachal Reserve Forest in Kerala’s Thrissur district.
- Myristica Swamp Tree Frog: It is a rare arboreal species endemic to the Western Ghats.
- These frogs are rare and elusive for the reason that they are arboreal and active only for a few weeks during their breeding season.
- Arboreal species: These are animals who spend the majority of their lives in trees. ex. squirrels, monkeys etc.