16 Jul '11, 11am

Amazing Bornean Rainbow Toad Rediscovered After 87 Years

Amazing Bornean Rainbow Toad Rediscovered After 87 Years

Photo: © Indraneil Das Head in lateral view of adult female Borneo Rainbow Toad, also referred to as Sambas Stream Toad (Ansonia latidisca) Eighty-seven years ago was the last time man was known to have seen the long-legged Bornean Rainbow Toad or Sambas Stream Toad as it is also called. Never before has a photograph been taken of it until scientists scoured the forests in the Sarawak province Malaysia and found three up a tree. This was no simple search. Photo: © Indraneil Das Body in lateral view of adult female Borneo Rainbow Toad, also referred to as Sambas Stream Toad (Ansonia latidisca); approximately 51 mm. in length The scientists were inspired by Conservation International's (CI) Global Search for Lost Amphibians, which had placed the toad on their "10 most wanted" list to find amphibians not seen in more than ten years. Dr. Indraneil Das of the Universiti Malaysi...

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