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Monograph with a new species named after Prince Charles received over 50K hits within a month

On 4 July 2012, a monograph of 78 pages was published:


in which a new species of tree frog from a rainforest in Ecuado, Hyloscirtus princecharlesi, was described.  There were lot of media coverage, e.g.


This monograph was the most-accessed Zootaxa paper in July, receiving 52,823 hits in <4 weeks. In comparison, the most-accessed papers in June (Zootaxa) received 12,041 hits.

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