30 Amphibian Species Wiped Out in Panama Forest

National Geographic: A "catastrophic" epidemic has made 30 amphibian species locally extinct in a region of Panama--including 5 species that were lost before they were even formally identified, a new study says. The species are the latest victims of the deadly chytrid fungus, which has caused major amphibian declines in Central and South America as well as in Australia since the late 1990s. The fungus infects an amphibian's skin, sloughing off the skin's layers and causing lethargy, weight loss, and ......

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