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Costa Rica Study Pegs Global Warming To Amphibian Extinctions

LADB Article ID: 51846
Category/Department: Costa Rica
Date: 2006-01-19
By: Mike Leffert

First noticed in 1990, amphibians in Costa Rica are disappearing at an accelerating rate. It was the decline of the country's trademark golden frog that first made news, but further study showed that the Monteverde harlequin frog, Atelopus, disappeared in the 1980s.

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