yellow-spotted-bell-frogs.jpgA species of frog thought to have been extinct for 30 years has been found in rural Australian farmland, officials said last week.

A fisheries conservation officer stumbled across one of the frogs and has since identified a colony of around 100 yellow-spotted bell frogs.

The discovery is ‘as significant in the amphibian world as it would be to discover the Tasmanian tiger, said Frank Sartor, minister for environment and climate change.

(READ More of the AP story at the Wash. Post)

Photo by David Hunter, New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service

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