WORLD WIDE NEWS ON TROPICAL AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES.
Blog associated to the journal Herpetotropicos.
08 May 2011
ATELOPUS BALIOS REDISCOVERED
Conservation International says: "Atelopus balios Last seen 1995. Rediscovered after 15 years in Ecuador by Eduardo Toral-Contreras and Elicio Tapia. Researchers feared that the deadly amphibian Chytrid fungus had wiped out this species along with many other closely related species in Ecuador. This find is significant and very encouraging, offering an opportunity to protect this attractive and rare species".