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World’s ‘rarest tree frog’ found!

Picture 289Andrew and the team have found what they were looking for – a female Isthmohyla rivularis alive and well in the Costa Rican cloud forest of Monteverde. They also found some more males of this species giving hope that they are surviving and breeding there. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7609780.stm

This species was thought extinct for 20 years until Andrew found a single male when he was there last year. (See previous post for this story)


3 Responses

  1. Very very cool. I will be in Monteverde in about a month. What an amazing place.

  2. Congratulations to you on your find!

  3. Fantastic! This is an encouraging discovery for the Year of the Frog! When looking for herps, I imagine that for every animal I see, there’s at least a dozen that see me!

    I’ll look forward to a final trip report to learn the proximity of this female to the site the male was found last year, and whether these two were free of chytrid.

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