Long-fingered African frog rediscovered after 62 years

A single specimen of the Bururi long-fingered frog has been discovered by herpetologists from the California Academy of Sciences and the University of Texas at El Paso. The researchers discovered the Bururi frog while on a research expedition to Burundi in December 2011. This frog had been considered long since extinct, as the last time it had been seen by scientists was in 1949. Burundi is a place of interest for biologists who study the evolution and distribution of life in Africa. Sitting at a crossroads between the Congo River Basin, the Great Rift Valley and the world's second largest freshwater lake, Lake Tanganyika, Burundi provides these biologists with plenty of insights into how life began and how it has traveled. Political unrest, population growth and habitat loss however, has kept researchers and biologists from being able to closely study Burundi and its rich evolutionary history. Today, Burundi has one of the highest population densities in Africa with approximately 10 million people living in

Long-fingered African frog rediscovered after 62 years

The Bururi long-fingered frog (Cardioglossa cyaneospila) is an unusually shaped creature -- the males have a single finger on their feet that's longer than the others. Since its last sighting ...

Thu 29 Mar 12 from Nature News Blogs

Elusive long-fingered frog found after 62 years

Herpetologists from the California Academy of Sciences and University of Texas at El Paso discovered a single specimen of the Bururi long-fingered frog (Cardioglossa cyaneospila) during a research ...

Tue 27 Mar 12 from Phys.org

Elusive long-fingered frog found after 62 years, Wed 28 Mar 12 from Labspaces.net

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"Lost" Long-Fingered Frog Found in Africa

In a handy stroke of luck, scientists have rediscovered a "lost" African species: the Bururi long-fingered frog.

Tue 3 Apr 12 from National Geographic

Mysterious Long-Fingered Frog Comes Out of Hiding

Males of this African frog sport an extra-long "ring finger" whose purpose is still unknown.

Wed 28 Mar 12 from Livescience

Frog thought extinct found in Africa

SAN FRANCISCO, March 27 (UPI) -- A frog species not seen in 62 years has been rediscovered in a corner of the strife-torn African country of Burundi, scientists say.

Wed 28 Mar 12 from UPI

Photos: the aye-aye of frogs rediscovered after 62 years

A pair of researchers have rediscovered a long-lost frog in the tiny African country of Burundi. Known as the Bururi long-fingered frog (Cardioglossa cyaneospila), the species hadn't been seen ...

Tue 27 Mar 12 from Mongabay.com

The Saga Of The Long-Fingered Frog

A single specimen of the Bururi long-fingered frog has been discovered by herpetologists from the California Academy of Sciences and the University of Texas at El Paso. The researchers discovered ...

Wed 28 Mar 12 from RedOrbit

Elusive Bururi long-fingered frog found after 62 years

Herpetologists have discovered a single specimen of the Bururi long-fingered frog during a research expedition to Burundi in December 2011. The frog was last seen by scientists in 1949 and was ...

Tue 27 Mar 12 from ScienceDaily

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