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Living fossil rediscovered

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  1. kiang

    kiang Well-Known Member

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    A species of frog that was recently rediscovered after being declared extinct has been reclassified as a "living fossil".

    Israel's Hula painted frog had not been seen for nearly 60 years, but in 2011 one was found lurking in a patch of swampy undergrowth.

    Tests have revealed that the frog belongs to a group of amphibians that died out 15,000 years ago.

    BBC News - Rediscovered Hula painted frog 'is a living fossil'
     
  2. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    wow that was unexpected! Exciting news.
     
  3. vogelcommando

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    Yes realy great news !
     
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  5. ThylacineAlive

    ThylacineAlive Well-Known Member

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    How many individuals have they been able to find? Just the one?

    ~Thylo:cool:
     
  6. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    read the articles
     
  7. Kifaru Bwana

    Kifaru Bwana Well-Known Member

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    Excellent candidate for restoration ecology and assisted head started captive-breeding operations
     
  8. ThylacineAlive

    ThylacineAlive Well-Known Member

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    Bluh:p

    ~Thylo:cool: