Rediscovered Critically Endangered Amphibian after 36 years: Lynch’s Colombian tree frog

Rediscovered Critically Endangered Amphibian after 36 years: Lynch’s Colombian tree frog

Last seen 36 years ago, Lynch’s Colombia Tree Frog (Hyloscirtus lynchi) was considered extinct after many unsuccessful searches by hundreds of researchers over recent decades. After 9 months of searching for this species, Fundación ProAves researcher Elson Meneses finally located the first Lynch’s Colombia Tree Frog individual after 36 years in a new location of the edge of its suspected range. We suspect that the species has disappeared from its original habitat and now located at a higher elevation suggesting the effects of climate change have pressured it to gradually seek cooler climes higher in the Andes, but where very little natural habitat remains.

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