Amphibian & Reptile Travels

Monthly Archives: November 2011

Today I was thrilled to learn that the Hula Painted frog (Discoglossus nigriventer) from Israel has been found after it was thought to be extinct since the 1950s. Even before this frog was declared extinct its biology and ecology were very poorly known, as only two adults and two tadpoles were collected in 1940, and and a third specimen was found in 1955.  This was the last report of this frog until… Read More