amphibians

Golden Frogs in Panama Threatened by Superfungus

Golden Frogs in Panama Threatened by Superfungus

Around 200 golden frogs are sheltered in fish tanks in Panama to protect them from the devastating superfungus that threatens to kill a third of the country's amphibian species.
The Atlantic Coast leopard frog, discovered in Staten Island, was the first new amphibian to be discovered in New York and New England since 1882.

Crytptic New Species of Leopard Frog Found in New York City

For a field-based ecologist, the continental United States is pretty much a textbook of well-known organisms. The thrilling new species often making front-page news are more likely to found in the tropics or open-oceans, than in the plains of the Midwest or the large metropolis cities of the East and West coasts. With such well-defined niche habitats, the species in the United States aren’t too surprising to the experienced biologist, however, sometimes new life can be found where you’d least expect it. No, we’re not talking about the mutant turtles in the sewers of New York City, but it does appear the jam-packed hub may be home to another unique amphibian, colloquially known as the “Atlantic Coast Leopard Frog”.
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