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23 August 2010

THE SEARCH FOR LOST AMPHIBIANS

Conservation International is supporting expeditions to search some amphibian species  that haven’t been seen for more than a decade. Scientists are optimistic about the prospect of at least one rediscovery during this campaing.  
The search is taking place in 18 countries accross Latin America, Africa and Asia, and it is 
the first ever coordinated effort to find such a large number of "lost" 
frogs. There is a list of the "top 10" species of  the 100 being searched believed to be particularly exciting to find. The top 10 are: the golden toad (Incilius periglenes), the gastric broofing frog (Rhebatrachus vitellinus), the Mesopotamia beaked toad (Rhinella rostrata), the Jackson´s climbing salander (Bolitoglossa jacksoni), the African painted frog (Callixalus pictus), the Río Pescado Stubfoot toad (Atelopus balios), the scarlet frog (Atelopus sorianoi; depicted here), the Hula painted frog (Discoglossus nigriventer), the Sambas stream toad (Ansonia latidisca), and the Turkestanian salamander (Hynobius turkestanicus).

For more information, clik here: Search for lost amphibians.


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