Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 14th, 2011
After months of searching the remote forests of Borneo, researchers spotted three rainbow toads up a tree, snapping the first-ever photographs of this elusive amphibian species that had not been seen for 87 years, scientists announced on July 13, 2011. Conservation scientists thought the chances of spotting the spindly-legged toad were slim. It was suppose to be extinct!
Last seen in 1924, the Bornean rainbow toad (Ansonia latidisca), until this rediscovery, had only been seen in illustrations of the mysterious and long-legged toad from those collected by European explorers in the 1920s. The old drawings of the species do no justice to the vivid colors seen in the rediscovered toad. More details, see here.