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Monthly Archive for April 2012

A Critically Endangered Species Faces Tough Times

Our field work in 2011 took us to one of the last remaining haunts for Bullock’s False Toad (Telmatobufo bullocki).  This species has suffered from habitat loss and now is found in only a handful of localities.  It is also a difficult species to find.  Many hours can be spent looking through a forest patch to produce just one or two specimens.  We are establishing an assurance colony of this species at the National Zoo of Chile in Santiago.  The species is listed as the 5th most endangered amphibian on the planet by the UK’s “EDGE” program.

 

Here are some images from our field work with this amazing and critically endangered frog…

Dr. Fenolio holds up two Bullock’s False Toads (Telmatobufo bullocki) in the field.

This large female Bullock’s False Toad holds the promise of captive reproduction for the species and a step toward successfully establishing an assurance colony.

Bullock’s False Toad (Telmatobufo bullocki) has a great face!

A male Bullock’s False Toad (Telmatobufo bullocki).

 

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