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Loleygaon

Loleygaon is a village in the Kalimpong II CD block in the Kalimpong subdivision of the Kalimpong district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Loleygaon is a small Lepcha village with a population of about 5000, it is situated in the extreme end of a Himalayan ridge. It is located at a distance of 24 km at an altitude of 1,675 meters, it comes under the Kalimpong district of West Bengal. Loleygaon can be reached from Siliguri with a four-hour drive covering 124 km via Kalimpong and Lava. Kalimpong, the nearest town, is 55 km from Loleygaon. Kafer, about 1 km from Loleygaon, offers a panoramic view of the Kanchenjunga; the sunrise can be viewed from Jhandi Dara. Other notable site includes Canopy Walk

Amolops akhaorum

Amolops akhaorum is a species of true frogs discovered in 2007 in the Nam Ha National Protected Area, north-western Laos. It is still only known from its type locality; the specific name akhaorum refers to the local Akha people who helped with the fieldwork of the team who discovered the species. Adult males measure 35–37 mm in snout–vent length; the overall appearance is moderately slender with long head. The snout is obtusely pointed in dorsal round in profile; the tympanum is round. The canthus rostralis is distinct; the fingers have large discs but no webbing. The toes have smaller discs and are webbed. Skin is smooth but there are some large, black tubercles on the dorsum; the dorsum is otherwise green. The side of head is black; the type series was collected from evergreen hill forest at about 1,000 m above sea level. They were found perched on plant leaves, a mossy vine, or a fallen tree trunk above stream. All were males that were collected at night, none of them was calling; as of mid-2017, Amolops akhaorum has not been reported elsewhere than its type locality.

Its conservation status has not been assessed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature