Andean Toad thought to be extinct, rediscovered in the Andes of Ecuador

Main report: Andean Toad thought to be extinct, rediscovered in the Andes of Ecuador
(Amphibians.org)

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Common Name: Carchi Andean Toad
Categories: Amphibians | Lazarus Species
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Ecuadorian and British scientists have rediscovered one of the rarest amphibians of Ecuador, thought to have gone extinct more than three decades ago.  The Carchi Andean Toad (Rhaebo colomai) inhabits a small region in the border area between Ecuador and Colombia. The last time a specimen was observed in Ecuador was in 1984.  An expedition in July 2017 found a small population in the Dracula Reserve, in the northwestern Andes of Ecuador. The expedition was carried out by scientists from the Laboratory of Terrestrial Zoology of University San Francisco de Quito USFQ, the Natural History Museum of London, and the Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad INABIO.

Carchi Andean Toad (Rhaebo colomai).

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