Lost Rainbow Toad Found After 87 Years →
Mark Brown, Wired UK, July 14, 2011 - “Herpetologists at Conservation International have rediscovered the exotic Sambas stream toad (aka Borneo rainbow toad, aka Ansonia latidisca) after 87 years of evasion, and released the first ever photographs of the brightly colored amphibian. The spindly-legged species was last seen in 1924 and European explorers in Borneo only made monochrome...
Snow Leopard Population Discovered in Afghanistan →
ScienceDaily (July 13, 2011) - This is a snow leopard captured by remote camera in Afghanistan. A team of researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society have discovered a surprisingly healthy population of these elusive big cats. (Credit: Wildlife Conservation Society) [full story]
Rockin' Tortoises: A 150-Year-Old New Species →
Credit: Photo courtesy of Taylor Edwards, 2010, via ScienceDaily June 29, 2011 - A team of researchers investigated a desert tortoise from the United States Southwest and northwestern Mexico. What was thought to be a simple problem in species identification turned out to be a very complex matter. Their investigations required forensic genetics and several other methods. In the end, they found...