Monday, September 29, 2008

Yay frogs!

With all the rain this weekend, I was surprised to only come across one or two froglets. Too bad I wasn't looking around the rain forest in Honduras because they found a previously presumed-extinct little Miles' Robber frog (crauygastor milesi).

National Geographic reports that "while trekking last year through Cusuco National Park in Honduras, Jonathan Kolby, a senior herpetologist with the conservation group Operation Wallacea, stumbled across the frog."

The assumption was that chytrid fungus wiped out the species but alas, the little Robbers prevail!

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