2020-09-25

Chilean scientists have discovered frogs that have been extinct for 80 years, but their living space has become smaller and smaller

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Chile scientists recently discovered a frog that has not been discovered for more than 80 years in the Chilean desert and appealed to people to protect its habitat in the remote Chilean desert.

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The Hall’s water frog discovered by scientists

Scientists relocated this small Hall’s water frog in Ora, Chile’s Atacama Desert In a small hot spring oasis near Gegui, the water frog was named after American researcher and collector Frank Gregory Hall.

Scientists told the media that this discovery has prompted people to rush to confirm that this newly discovered so-called ghost species is indeed the same species that Hall discovered decades ago.

The story of this discovery was published in the journal Animal Classification.

César Covas, a researcher at a university in Chile, said that researchers continue to work to establish taxonomic links between this frog and other species in the region to determine how unique this frog is. Different, or how rare it is.

At the same time, protecting its habitat is very important. Cuvas said that northern Chile is the location of the world’s largest copper industry. The development of mining, tourism and urban expansion are competing with this frog for habitat and water.

Cuvas said:”These animals are completely aquatic animals. If they are out of the water for 5 minutes, they will die. Therefore, we must call for the protection of their habitats, lest it is too late.”

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