Vampire and bird frogs: discovering new amphibians in Southeast Asia’s threatened forests

Mongabay: In 2009 researchers discovered 19,232 species new to science, most of these were plants and insects, but 148 were amphibians. Even as amphibians face unprecedented challenges-habitat loss, pollution, overharvesting, climate change, and a lethal disease called chytridiomycosis that has pushed a number of species to extinction-new amphibians are still being uncovered at surprising rates.

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Vampire and bird frogs: discovering new amphibians in Southeast Asia’s threatened forests

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