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Home > Campaigns > Search for Lost Frogs Campaigns Search for Lost Frogs Incredible Frog Facts Expedition Teams Related Links Saving Species Expeditions & Discoveries Safeguarding Freshwater Threats to Species Partnerships The Search for Lost Frogs From August to December 2010, CI supported expeditions in 21 countries to search for amphibian species not seen in over a decade. Here’s what we found. Rediscovering lost amphibians around the world View a Map of the Rediscoveries Click to expand the map LEARN MORE: See the results of each expedition, including photos of the rediscovered frogs and links to their field dispatches Ranging from tiny poison dart frogs to the Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianus), the diverse class of creatures known as Amphibia is the most threatened group of vertebrates on the planet. Habitat loss, disease and climate change have caused some species to vanish without a trace in a single breeding season; however, the status of many of the world's amphibians is currently unknown due to limited and outdated research. The Search for Lost Frogs, launched in August 2010 by Conservation International (CI) and the IUCN Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG), with support from Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC), sought to document the survival status and whereabouts of threatened amphibian species not seen in over a decade. Over five months, CI supported expeditions by 126 researchers in 21 countries across five continents. Among their findings: In Ecuador, the rediscovery of the Rio Pescado stubfoot toad (Atelopus balios), one of the campaign's top 10 "lost" frogs, and a species not seen since 1995. Researchers feared that the deadly amphibian chytrid fungus had wiped out this species; this find is significant and very encouraging. Three other amphibian species from our initial list of 100 "lost" species were also discovered. Learn more » In India, the rediscovery of five missing amphibian species (so far) by scientists who, inspired by CI's global search, launched their own campaign to find local species. The rediscovered species include one that was last seen in 1874 and another which was found by pure chance in a rubbish bin. Learn more » In Haiti, six surprising rediscoveries of species in the country's diminishing forest regions. These species — which include the ventriloquial frog (Eleutherodactylus dolomedes) and Mozart's frog (E. amadeus) — had not been seen in two decades. Learn more » In Colombia, the discovery of three amphibian species potentially brand new to science. Learn more » Though these discoveries bring hope for the survival of certain species, overall they are sparse findings that should sound an urgent wake-up call for countries and prompt coordinated efforts to prevent further declines in the populations of these environmentally sensitive barometer-species. Bold conservation efforts are not only critical for the future of many amphibians themselves, but also for the benefit of humans that rely on pest control, nutrient cycling and other services the animals provide. 10 Most Wanted Amphibians Sambas Stream Toad Rio Pescado Stubfoot Toad Scarlet Frog Golden Toad Jackson's Climbing Salamander African Painted Frog Hula Painted Frog Gastric Brooding Frog Turkestanian Salamander Mesopotamia Beaked Toad View the complete list of Lost Frogs Schneider's banana frog, Afrixalus schneideri- Cameroon Amietophrynus danielae- Ivory Coast Amietophrynus perreti- Nigeria Sambas stream toad, Ansonia latidisca- Indonesia, Malaysia Ansonia siamensis- Thailand Venezuelan skunk frog, Aromobates nocturnus- Venezuela Cave squeaker, Arthroleptis troglodytes- Zimbabwe **FOUND** Rio Pescado stubfoot toad, Atelopus balios- Ecuador Atelopus carauta- Colombia Yellow frog of La Carbonera, Atelopus carbonerensis, Venezuela Atelopus chiriquiensis- Panama, Costa Rica Atelopus chocoensis- Colombia Atelopus dimorphus- Peru Forest stubfoot toad, Atelopus farci- Colombia Atelopus galactogaster- Colombia Morona-Santiago stubfoot toad, Atelopus halihelos- Ecuador Jambato toad, Atelopus ignescens- Ecuador Atelopus longibrachius- Colombia Atelopus lozanoi - Colombia Lynch's stubfoot toad, Atelopus lynchi- Ecuador, Colombia Atelopus mandingues- Colombia Mindo stubfoot toad, Atelopus mindoensis- Ecuador Colombian stubfoot toad, Atelopus minutulus- Colombia Onore's harlequin toad, Atelopus onorei- Ecuador Red-nosed stubfoot toad, Atelopus oxyrhynchus- Venezuela Peter's stubfoot toad, Atelopus petersi- Ecuador Atelopus sernai Atelopus sonsonensis- Colombia Scarlet Frog, Atelopus sorianoi- Venezuela Atelopus vogli- Venezuela Atopophrynus syntomopus- Colombia Guerreran climbing salamander, Bolitoglossa hermosa- Mexico Jackson's climbing salamander, Bolitoglossa jacksoni- Guatemala African painted frog, Callixalus pictus- Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda Chrysobatrachus cupreonitens- Democratic Republic of Congo Cochranella geijskesi- Suriname Quito rocket frog, Colostethus jacobuspetersi- Ecuador Angel robber frog, Craugastor angelicus- Costa Rica Craugastor coffeus- Honduras Fleischmann's robber frog, Craugastor fleischmanni- Costa Rica Craugastor omoaensis- Honduras Craugastor stadelmani- Honduras Bahia spinythumb frog, Crossodactylus grandis- Brazil Cryptothylax minutus- Democratic Republic of Congo Alvarez del Toro's moss salamander, Cryptotriton alvarezdeltoroi- Mexico Wake's moss salamander, Cryptotriton wakei- Guatemala Sao bent button frog, Cycloramphus diringshofeni- Brazil Gruta button frog, Cycloramphus valae- Brazil Dasypops Hula painted frog, Discoglossus nigriventer- Israel Mottled Coqui, Eleutherodactylus eneidae- Puerto Rico La Selle grass frog, Eleutherodactylus glanduliferoides- Haiti Golden Coqui, Eleutherodactylus jasperi- Puerto Rico Web-footed Coqui, Eleutherodactylus karlschmidti- Puerto Rico Blanco blind s

O.K.Group
4 years ago

I even Stumped the Computer Teacher Lynell at the Job Center on this one .Unable to post all the Beautiful Frog Pictures it had. Was hoping you could Open Link to pictures but Unable to. But good reading.

4 years ago

Vinnie, here is a link to frog pictures:

 

http://allaboutfrogs.org/gallery/photos/photo1.html

 

D. Fantasticus - Peru

Thanks
4 years ago

Thanks Lynn for that Link. I'll go see it in a minute. We tried at class and tried but couldn't get Article with pictures and Maps to come up. Maybe Conservancy International doesn't allow. Copyright? But they have an RSS Feed, sooooo???

Part 1 - repost for group
4 years ago
The Search for Lost Frogs
 
Rediscovering lost amphibians around the world 
View a Map of the Rediscoveries

LEARN MORE: See the results of each expedition, including photos of the rediscovered frogs and links to their field dispatches

Ranging from tiny poison dart frogs to the Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianus), the diverse class of creatures known as Amphibia is the most threatened group of vertebrates on the planet.

Habitat loss, disease and climate change have caused some species to vanish without a trace in a single breeding season; however, the status of many of the world's amphibians is currently unknown due to limited and outdated research.

The Search for Lost Frogs, launched in August 2010 by Conservation International (CI) and the IUCN Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG), with support from Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC), sought to document the survival status and whereabouts of threatened amphibian species not seen in over a decade.

Over five months, CI supported expeditions by 126 researchers in 21 countries across five continents.

Part 2
4 years ago

Among their findings:

  • In Ecuador, the rediscovery of the Rio Pescado stubfoot toad (Atelopus balios), one of the campaign's top 10 "lost" frogs, and a species not seen since 1995. Researchers feared that the deadly amphibian chytrid fungus had wiped out this species; this find is significant and very encouraging. Three other amphibian species from our initial list of 100 "lost" species were also discovered. Learn more » 

  • In India, the rediscovery of five missing amphibian species (so far) by scientists who, inspired by CI's global search, launched their own campaign to find local species. The rediscovered species include one that was last seen in 1874 and another which was found by pure chance in a rubbish bin. Learn more »

  • In Haiti, six surprising rediscoveries of species in the country's diminishing forest regions. These species — which include the ventriloquial frog (Eleutherodactylus dolomedes) and Mozart's frog (E. amadeus) — had not been seen in two decades. Learn more » 

  • In Colombia, the discovery of three amphibian species potentially brand new to science. Learn more » 

Though these discoveries bring hope for the survival of certain species, overall they are sparse findings that should sound an urgent wake-up call for countries and prompt coordinated efforts to prevent further declines in the populations of these environmentally sensitive barometer-species. Bold conservation efforts are not only critical for the future of many amphibians themselves, but also for the benefit of humans that rely on pest control, nutrient cycling and other services the animals provide.

4 years ago

Great information, Tj. Thanks so much.

 

New species of beaked toad (genus Rhinella).

4 years ago

New Species Discovered in Colombia:  On an expedition in western Colombia. Dr. Robin Moore and his team find a species that has never before been documented.

Rocket Frog: (genus Silverstoneia).

New species of rocket frog (genus Silverstoneia).

 

New Toad Species with Striking Red Eyes

10 Most Wanted Amphibians ( IN 2 PARTS )
4 years ago
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4 years ago

All that I have post above in this thread is what Vinnie Tried to post at the start of the thread -

Also please note that anything which appears BLUE above ie. names of the frogs etc, are actual live links and will take you to other information pages, that you would have been aken to if you were reading article at source page ....

 

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