Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 20th, 2010
Australia’s Northern Territory-based FrogWatch group reports it has discovered a new species of frog in East Arnhem Land, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. The Arnhem Land Region is one of the five regions of the Northern Territory of Australia. It is located in the northeastern corner of the territory and is around 500km from the territory capital Darwin.
FrogWatch coordinator Graeme Sawyer noted the frog was first spotted a few years ago but only during September 2010 has it been announced that a new species has been recognized and acknowledged. A name for the new species has yet to be bestowed.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013.