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The Rabbs' fringe-limbed treefrog wasn't discovered until 2005, and only named three years later, but now the last known Rabbs' fringe-limbed treefrog is dead.
Toughie the treefrog lived in the Atlanta Botanical Garden, after being flown out of Panama with several other frogs the year they were discovered, when researchers at the time detected a threatening invasive fungus in their natural habitat.
The tree frog's loss warns of other extinctions, says the photographer who featured the animal in his Photo Ark project.
A frog named after Charles Darwin has gone extinct because of a deadly amphibian skin disease, scientists reported last week in the journal PLOS One. Darwin’s frogs were named after the father of evolution, who discovered them in 18...
Toughie the frog was likely the last of the Rabbs' fringe-limbed tree frog species.
The loneliest frog on Earth is dead, taking with him the hope of an entire species. Toughie was a famed Rabbs’ fringe-limbed tree frog and the last known member of his species. He had mottled brown skin and a strange bird-like call....