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Lost rainbow toad is rediscovered

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Scientists from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) found three of the missing long-legged Borneo rainbow toads up a tree during a night time search.

The team had spent months scouring remote mountain forests for the species.

Prior to these images, only illustrations of the toad had existed.

These were drawn from specimens that were collected by European explorers in the 1920s.

Conservation International, which launched its Global Search for Lost Amphibians in 2010, had listed the toad as one of the "world's top 10 most wanted frogs".

Dr Indraneil Das led a team that searched the ridges of the Gunung Penrissen range of Western Sarawak, a boundary between Malaysia's Sarawak State and Indonesia's Kalimantan Barat Province.

After several months of night-long expeditions, one of Dr Das's graduate students eventually spotted a small toad in the high branches of a tree.
 

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So pretty!
 

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Way to go little toad!
 

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I read this today, awesome news! Side note: I would be very interested in pursuing a career with the Global Search for Lost Amphibians.
 

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Originally Posted by SuicideBlonde View Post

So pretty!
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Originally Posted by danakscully64 View Post

Wow! That little guy is amazing.
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Originally Posted by Vegan Wannabe View Post

Way to go little toad!
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Originally Posted by xamorphia View Post

Pretty!
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Originally Posted by Scorpius View Post

I read this today, awesome news! Side note: I would be very interested in pursuing a career with the Global Search for Lost Amphibians.
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He is beautiful!
What they said!! :)
 

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Beautiful toad- but mostly I'm glad the species still exists.

oh- and ditto to what Karen wrote just above.
 

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He's stunning! I always love articles like this. It makes me feel hopeful for other lost/endangered species.
 

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Thats awesome!
 
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