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'Lost' species of frog rediscovered


Posted on Saturday, 7 April, 2012 | Comment icon 4 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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The Bururi long-fingered frog has been found alive and well in Africa having not been seen since 1949.

Feared extinct, a member of this rare species was picked up during a biodiversity study in the region. "The last time this species was seen was the first time this species was seen - that's the state of our knowledge in this little corner of Africa," said team member David Blackburn. The frog gets its name from having an unusually elongated finger on each hand.

"Last seen in 1949, the 1. 3-inch-long (3."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Simbi Laveau on 6 April, 2012, 20:17
\(^o^)/ Some good animal news for a change !
Comment icon #2 Posted by Blackwater on 7 April, 2012, 20:05
This pleases me.
Comment icon #3 Posted by csspwns on 8 April, 2012, 4:15
happy to hear it
Comment icon #4 Posted by jgorman628 on 4 June, 2012, 12:39
Not a surprise. Larger animals have been thought extinct only to re-appear at a later time. Good for the frogs though!


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