Golden Toad (now extinct)


Common name : Monte Verde toad

Scientific name : Incilius periglenes

Family : Bufonidae

Native to : Monte Verde, Coasta Rica

Conservation status : Extinct

Males were shiny and golden orange while females were olive with yellow rimmed red blotches. Females laid about 200 to 400 eggs at a time in temporary pools formed after the rain. It was last seen in 1989; fungal diseases and climatic changes are some of the reasons that were proposed as causes for their extinction.

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