15 Jul '11, 5pm

Green: After 8 Decades, Tiny Toad Resurfaces in Asia

After 8 Decades, Tiny Toad Resurfaces in Asia By THOMAS LIN Indraneil Das An adult female Borneo rainbow toad, also known as the Sambas stream toad (Ansonia latidisca), which is about only two inches long. Fieldiana Zoology Before the rediscovery of the Borneo rainbow toad this summer, this sketch was the only image of the mysterious creature. The Borneo rainbow toad, with its long spindly legs, looks a bit like an Abstract Expressionist canvas splattered in bright green, purple and red. But when this amphibian was last seen, in 1924, the painter Jackson Pollock was just 12, and the only image of the mysterious creature was a black-and-white sketch. That changed this summer when the toad was rediscovered high in the ridges of the Gunung Penrissen range of Western Sarawak, between Sarawak State in Malaysia and Kalimantan Barat Province in Indonesia. Because of market demand...

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