Hope for Mexico’s frogs

Itzue W. Caviedes-Solis, a University of Washington (UW) biology graduate student working in Burke Curator of Herpetology and Genetic Resources, and UW Biology professor Adam Leaché’s lab, has published two papers in the journal Mesoamerican Herpetology about her fieldwork results from the Mexican highlands. Caviedes-Solis found 27 species of hylid frogs (tree frogs), 24 of which are only found in Mexico.

Of particular importance was her rediscovery of five frog species that were considered to be possibly extinct in the wild, and hadn’t been seen for at least ten years. In addition, she discovered five new populations of other frog species, including one endemic species, expanding what conservationists use for this frog distribution ranges.

Article Source: Burke Museum