Gowden toad

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Gowden Toad
Male gowden toad
Conservation status

Extinct  (1989) (IUCN 3.1)[1]
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Bufo
Species: B. periglenes
Binomial name
Bufo periglenes'
Savage, 1966
Synonyms

Cranopsis periglenes
Ollotis periglenes
Incilius periglenes

The gowden toad (Bufo periglenes) wis a smaa, shiny, bricht true toad that wis ance abundant in a smaa region o heich-altitude clood-covered tropical forests, aboot 10 square kilometres (3.9 sq mi) in aurie, north o the ceety o Monteverde, Costa Rica. For this raison, it is sometimes an aa cried the Monteverde gowden toad, or the Monte Verde toad. Ither common Inglis names include Alajuela toad an orange toad. Thay wur first describit in 1966 bi the herpetologist Jay Savage.[2] On 15 Mey 1989, a single male wis foond, an nae a single B. periglenes is reportit tae hae been seen onywhere in the warld syne, an it is classified bi the International Union for Conservation o Naitur (IUCN) as an extinct species.[3] Its sudden extinction micht hae been caused bi chytrid fungus an extensive habitat loss.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Alan Pounds, Jay Savage, Federico Bolaños 2008. Incilius periglenes. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 3 February 2009.
  2. Jay Savage (1966). "An extraordinary new toad from Costa Rica". Revista de Biología Tropical 14: 153–167. 
  3. Pounds & Savage (2004). Bufo periglenes. 2006. IUCN Red Leet o Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 11 May 2006. Database entry includes a range map and a brief justification of why this species is listed as extinct.