Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 3, 2011

Lost and Found Amphibians

The Rediscovery of Three “Lost” Species

National Geographic News reported the rediscovery of three species, including a cave-dwelling salamander.  This is the part of a search by Conservation International and the International Union for Conservation of Nature‘ for a hundred “lost” (not seen for many years) amphibians.  To read more: Pictures: “Extinct” Frogs, Salamander Found

The three lost species are:

  • Mount Nimba reed frog found in the Ivory coast
  • Omaniundu Reed Frog found in Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Cave Splayfoot Salamander found in the Hidalgo region in Mexico

National Geographic has a companion article on vanishing amphibians (

There is also a  species photo gallery: and “Vanishing Amphibians” photo gallery:

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