19 Jun '12, 4pm
Extinct toad rediscovered in Sri Lanka:
The Kandyan Dwarf toad has been out of this world for quite some time. The IUCN listed the toad as extinct since there had been no record of the species since 1872. At the Peak Wilderness Sanctuary in Sri Lanka, the Kandyan Dwarf (Adenomus kandianus) toad was rediscovered and although the discovery is worth cheering about it should be noted that the species appears to be close to extinction.