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ScienceShot: 'Lost' Frog Found on Borneo
15 July 2011 3:42 pm
For 87 long years the Bornean rainbow toad was known to science from only a few sightings and a black-and-white illustration dating to the early 20th century. Then at the end of last year, researchers found three of the brightly colored amphibians high in trees along the rugged ridges separating Malaysian and Indonesian Borneo. Also called the Sambas Stream Toad or Ansonia latidisca, the species is listed as endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List, and it may warrant protection under local conservation laws. The area in which the individuals were found is not currently protected. The discovery was announced by Conservation International (CI), which had included the toad on its list of the world's top 10 most wanted lost frogs. Last August, CI launched a global search for lost amphibians to find these and other frogs not seen for a decade or more. The Bornean rainbow toad joins the Rio Pescado stubfoot toad (Atelopus balios) of Ecuador as the only two "Top 10 Most Wanted" frogs to be found.
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