Researchers on Monday reported that they have found three new frog species in Colombia, including one that resembles Mr. Burns from “The Simpsons,” as they searched for species that have been “lost” for decades.
A team of researchers led by Robin Moore of Conservation International (CI) has set out to find species of amphibians that have not been seen in decades. In their search for the “lost” species the team has discovered three new species, according to a press release.
“As for the new beaked toad,” Moore states, “it is easily one of the strangest amphibians I have ever seen. Its long pointy snout-liked nose reminds me of the nefarious villain, Mr. Burns, from The Simpsons television series.”
Scientists of CI and the IUCN Amphibian Specialist Group are on a quest to rediscover “lost” amphibian species, in “The Search for Lost Frogs.” They are searching all over the world for 100 species of amphibians that are thought to have been extinct, but which they believe might be alive in small populations.