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‘Extinct’ cave frog rediscovered in Zimbabwe

‘Extinct’ cave frog rediscovered in Zimbabwe

Amphibians, Lazarus Species December 13, 2017 at 10:51 pm

(Reports first published Jan 2017)  A very viable population of frogs not seen for 54 years has been found again, atop Zimbabwe’s Chimanimani Mountains, by researchers from Zimbabwe’s Natural History Museum..  The species inhabits caves and grasslands in the area. They are believed to undergo direct development, skipping the tadpole stage and hatching from their eggs as fully formed, miniature adults.