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spydergirl4594
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# Posted: 6 Sep 2003 06:04


I was reading different herp articles form all over the world and saw one about a frog who is becoming extinct because of fungal infections and forrest fires. I figure it anyone stumbles upon any news about any herps coming close to extinction we could post them here. Maybe we can't do anything about it, but atleast they wont burn out unknown.


-Sheryl
spydergirl4594
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# Posted: 6 Sep 2003 06:05


http://www.citynews.com.au/news/Article.asp?id=1465

Heres the link to the Canberra frog extinction article


-Sheryl
cheshireycat
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# Posted: 6 Sep 2003 11:50


Thanks for the good read, Sheryl, and this is a fantastic idea. Anything that is endangered does deserve to at least be taken note of and we should see it as a privilege more than anything else. Again, thanks


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DeFrEaTs
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# Posted: 6 Sep 2003 11:55


THe fantastic leaf frog is coming dangerously close to extinction. It looks very similar to the red eyes treefrog and has only been found a few times in the last ten years . Luckily though, a breeding pair were recently found and a captive breeding program has begun to try and save them! They are also studying their toxins to develop powerful medicines to help prevent and cure many diseases.


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Brian
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# Posted: 6 Sep 2003 19:52


Too bad the Golden Toad is already gone.

mve
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# Posted: 6 Sep 2003 20:39


here is an article on atelopus zeteki
http://www.ranadorada.org/


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mve
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# Posted: 6 Sep 2003 20:45


here is a link on bufo perigleneshttp://www.amersol.edu.pe/ms/7th/7block/jungle_research/cards/card10.h tml


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Moe


# Posted: 6 Sep 2003 21:07


well, we shouldnt give up hope on Atelopus just yet.

Atelopus sp? (kylesphotos.com)


Anyway, heres another link to endangered/extinct list, with some articles.

http://eces.org/ec/extinction/amphibians.shtml
Moe


# Posted: 6 Sep 2003 21:12


http://www.frognet.org/gallery/Jeremy-Chubb
Derek Benson
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# Posted: 6 Sep 2003 21:20


Moe, those are atelopus zeteki. I heard somehwere that they only lay in waters that they morphed from. Can someone explain this or tell me if it's true/false?


Derek Benson - Phyllomedusa/Hyperolius Enthusiast
Moe


# Posted: 6 Sep 2003 22:22


I think Mark Pepper is trying to breed Atelopus....i'll ask him tommorow at the show.
Derek Benson
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# Posted: 6 Sep 2003 22:53


There's lots running around in the hobby, I know of a few breeding them. I'm pretty sure Mark has them.


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Josh
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# Posted: 18 Sep 2003 19:26


Well , at least someone has them that is breeding them. Maybe eventually they'll be able to be reintroduced back into their native habitat and make a recovery. So sad how many species go extinct.


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ginevive
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# Posted: 24 Nov 2003 18:21


I read a book that told the story of the golden toad, and how it is vanishing. I was so fascinated that sun damage from UV rays could be part of the cause of their demise. It was probably the last thing I would have thought of; wow.


-JEN- :)
spydergirl4594
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# Posted: 24 Nov 2003 19:00


really?then how were they ever aroudn to begin with?how odd


-Sheryl
Brian
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# Posted: 24 Nov 2003 19:15


With the Golden Toad it also could have been a very dry season too. A lot of the Atelopus were hit hard there too.

The whole UV thing is weird. Some eggs of some species seem to be really affected and other related species show no change.

cheshireycat
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# Posted: 24 Nov 2003 20:06


Sheryl, there's a lot more UV damage (especially in the Southern Hemisphere) now than there was many, many years ago.

Part of it has been with the "hole" in the Ozone layer, and part of it is just nature--our earth slowly exiting an existing Ice Age and just getting, gradually, continuously warmer. Another thing is we're closer to the sun by a very small amount each year. That's bound to have noticeable effects after millenia just zoom by. Environments can also drastically change in surprisingly short amounts of time, and UV is affected because it's reflected by water and sand but absorbed by dirt, for example, so those types of environmental changes can affect these things.

In short, things that survived a long time ago may be reaching their end, or are in need of moving into another environment for survival... if they can't adapt.


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