The Reptile Report - The state of Michigan needs frog and toad surveyor volunteers. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that 2013 will mark the 18th year of the annual statewide...
“Extinct” Toad Returns Home
The Reptile Report - The Kihansi Spray Toad, Nectophrynoides asperginis, was restricted to the smallest known range for any vertebrate species, with an estimated historic wild population of 17,000 toads found within 2 hectares of waterfall spray zone in the Kihansi Gorge of the Udzungwa Mountains in south-central Tanzania. Only discovered by scientists in 1996, the thumbnail-sized golden colored toad was believed to be extirpated from its small patch of habitat in 2004, and was officially declared Extinct in the Wild by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in October 2009.
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