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Ten new species of amphibians discovered in Colombia
    #191822 - 02/03/09 11:03 AM (7 years, 9 months ago)

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Ten new species of amphibians discovered in Colombia


A spiky orange rain frog and three poison frogs are among 10 new species of amphibian discovered in Colombia, scientists have revealed.

The creatures thought to be new to science also include three types of "glass frog", which get their names from the fact that their skin is so thin that internal organs can show through it.

A new harlequin frog, another species of rain frog and a salamander have also all been found.

The discoveries were made during a three-week expedition to Colombia's mountainous Tacarcuna area of the Darien, close to the border with Panama, led by scientists from Conservation International and the Ecotropico Foundation.

The survey, under Conservation International's rapid assessment programme, turned up around 60 species of amphibian, 20 reptiles and almost 120 species of bird - many of which are thought to be found nowhere else.

In addition, some Central American species including a rain frog, a small lizard, a salamander and an as-yet unidentified snake, were recorded for the first time in this northern area of South America, the scientists said.

Other species such as the endangered Baird's tapir, the Geoffroy's spider monkey and the white-lipped peccary were also recorded.

Conservation International said the high incidence of new species of amphibian - which are important indicators of environmental problems because they are vulnerable to pollution such as acid rain and pesticides, and to climate change - was cause for hope.

Jose Vicente Rodriguez-Mahecha, scientific director of Conservation International Colombia, said: "Without a doubt, this region is a true Noah's Ark.

"The high number of new amphibian species is a sign of hope, even with the serious threat of extinction that this animal group faces in many other regions of the country and the world."

Colombia has one of the most diverse collection of amphibians in the world, with 754 species currently recorded.

Worldwide a third of amphibian species, which include frogs, toads, newts and salamanders, are threatened with extinction as a result of disease, habitat destruction and climate change.

The Darien region of Colombia, which is isolated from the Andes, is recognised as an area of high biological diversity but is threatened by hunting, mining, illicit crop cultivation and habitat destruction.

Conservation International hopes the study of the area will contribute to strengthening protection of the region.















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Re: Ten new species of amphibians discovered in Colombia [Re: Yrat]
    #191823 - 02/03/09 11:34 AM (7 years, 9 months ago)

awww that last froggie looks like an alien


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Re: Ten new species of amphibians discovered in Colombia [Re: mel_lonta_tauda]
    #191824 - 02/03/09 11:35 AM (7 years, 9 months ago)

They look so cute and cool.... amphibians are awesome. :awesome:


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Re: Ten new species of amphibians discovered in Colombia [Re: bananatelephone]
    #191825 - 02/03/09 11:36 AM (7 years, 9 months ago)

he looks like gollum



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Re: Ten new species of amphibians discovered in Colombia [Re: Yrat]
    #191827 - 02/03/09 11:40 AM (7 years, 9 months ago)

:congrats:


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Re: Ten new species of amphibians discovered in Colombia [Re: bananatelephone]
    #191829 - 02/03/09 11:46 AM (7 years, 9 months ago)

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Re: Ten new species of amphibians discovered in Colombia [Re: mel_lonta_tauda]
    #191831 - 02/03/09 11:52 AM (7 years, 9 months ago)

Thankies Mel. :grin:


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Re: Ten new species of amphibians discovered in Colombia [Re: bananatelephone]
    #191835 - 02/03/09 11:59 AM (7 years, 9 months ago)

i'm drinking beers 4 u rite now anna :laugh: :laugh: :starwars:


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Re: Ten new species of amphibians discovered in Colombia [Re: Voodoo]
    #191838 - 02/03/09 12:03 PM (7 years, 9 months ago)

Super awesome :wink:


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Re: Ten new species of amphibians discovered in Colombia [Re: Yrat]
    #191921 - 02/03/09 05:52 PM (7 years, 9 months ago)

I like the ones that make me trip. :awesome:


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Re: Ten new species of amphibians discovered in Colombia [Re: Yrat]
    #191931 - 02/03/09 06:51 PM (7 years, 9 months ago)

Very cool. I love this sort of shit. Thanks for sharing it. :thumbup:


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Re: Ten new species of amphibians discovered in Colombia [Re: mel_lonta_tauda]
    #192027 - 02/03/09 10:43 PM (7 years, 9 months ago)





awww


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Re: Ten new species of amphibians discovered in Colombia [Re: b0b gnarley]
    #192179 - 02/04/09 07:38 AM (7 years, 9 months ago)

whoooaaa that second one is nuts

beware the hypnotoad

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Re: Ten new species of amphibians discovered in Colombia [Re: Yrat]
    #192180 - 02/04/09 07:56 AM (7 years, 9 months ago)

That first frog looks real crazy. I remember when I was a kid my dad use to get me them educational books and you could play those cassette tapes with all the different noises from different animals and shit. Good times.


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Re: Ten new species of amphibians discovered in Colombia [Re: Yrat]
    #192189 - 02/04/09 10:32 AM (7 years, 9 months ago)

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Yrat said:
whoooaaa that second one is nuts

beware the hypnotoad

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This one has nuts and is nuts.



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Re: Ten new species of amphibians discovered in Colombia [Re: TripityDooDaDay]
    #192230 - 02/04/09 04:10 PM (7 years, 9 months ago)

there's a transparent one!


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Re: Ten new species of amphibians discovered in Colombia [Re: HellDragon]
    #192484 - 02/05/09 02:41 AM (7 years, 9 months ago)

i want one of those as a pet.  save the rainforest brah


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