Our Neighborhood's Biodiversity Map

* Please click the continent to see the endangered species of our neighborhood.
North America
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Shared by : Aaditya Singh
Habitat : North America- Was known to inhabit tree canopies in forests of central Panama
Status : Critically Endangered (Considered to be extinct in the wild, though classified as critically endangered by the IUCN)
This arboreal species was a relatively large frog with predominantly mottled brown skin granular in texture. The eyelids and upper surfaces of the limbs and back were studded with green flecks, the appearance and positions of which could be changed by the animal voluntarily (metachrosis).
Threats and Efforts
Despite the efforts by conservation teams to save the frog, a fungal disease triggered by the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis wiped out large populations of this frog.
The last known female of this species perished in 2009 and a single male survived in the Atlanta Botanical Garden till September 2016, when it died making the species extinct.

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