PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) Corcom VP, Riza Pratama, noted in a statement here on Saturday that the species, named Litoria lubisi, is a type of large green tree frog that is a member of the Litoria infratrenata family.
Lubisi was named after Dr. Rusdian Lubis, who served as the Senior VP for work environment and safety at that time.
The finding of this species adds to the long list of discoveries of new species in PT Freeport Indonesia’s work area since biodiversity research was conducted in 1997.
Litoria lubisi has a fairly unique physique, with a body size that tends to be large, and can reach 70 mm in length. In addition, the frog looks strong and has a more striking color as compared to other green frogs.
The frog that lives in the lowlands also has a wide mouth with each tooth frame comprising 10 small teeth and a jawline that is not so pronounced on the surface of the skin.
The frog has three membranes that extend between its four toes, with long legs that strengthen its grip.
The animal’s body parts include several colors consisting of yellow on the underside of the body and the tips of the toes, pale blue along the skin folds, and reddish-brown in some of the stripes on the abdomen and foot membranes. This frog is found only in the sago forest in Mimika, Papua.
According to ANTARA News