Gowden taid

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Gowden taid
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Male gowden taid

Extinct  (1989) (IUCN 3.1)[1]
Scientific classification edit
Unrecognized taxon (fix): Bufonidae
Genus: Incilius
Species: I. periglenes
Binomial name
Incilius periglenes
(Savage, 1966)
Synonyms

Bufo periglenes
Cranopsis periglenes
Ollotis periglenes

The gowden taid (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 Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur (IUCN) as an extinct species.[1] Its sudden extinction micht hae been caused bi chytrid fungus an extensive habitat loss.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Savage, J., Pounds, J. & Bolaños, F. (2008). Incilius periglenes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T3172A9654595.en
  2. Jay Savage (1966). "An extraordinary new toad from Costa Rica". Revista de Biología Tropical. 14: 153–167.