Saturday, June 7, 2008

New Toad, in Purple

New Toad, in Purple pictures images pics gallery photosPaul Ouboter/Conservation International.
This toad may be a new species to science. It’s from the genus Atelopus, and was discovered during a follow-up survey of the Nassau plateau in mid 2006 by Surinamese scientists Paul Ouboter and Jan Mol. A population of these toads would be of significant concern, especially as it was found at the more disturbed of the two survey sites.