VUB night frog

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VUB night frog
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Nyctibatrachidae
Genus: Nyctibatrachus
Species: N. vrijeuni
Binomial name
Nyctibatrachus vrijeuni
Biju, 2011

The VUB night frog (Nyctibatrachus vrijeuni) is a species of frog in the family Nyctibatrachidae. Both the specific name, "vrijeuni", and the acronym in the common name, "VUB", refer to Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the Free University of Brussels. It is one of 12 new species of frogs in the genus Nyctibatrachus discovered in September 2011.[1] It is found exclusively in the Western Ghats, India.[2]


  1. ^ Mann, Adam (16 September 2011). "12 New and 3 Lost Night-Frog Species Discovered in India". Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Twelve new frog species detected in Western Ghats". 16 September 2011. Retrieved 18 September 2011.