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Gastrotheca cornuta, the Eyelash Marsupial Frog

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The last known Rabbs' Fringed-limbed Tree Frog today in the frogPOD

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Ventral surface of the Green and Black Poison Frog, Dendrobates auratus. On exhibit in the Conservatory lobby

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Cochranella euknemos, the Slope Snouted Glass Frog from Panama

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Hyalinobatrachium colymbiphyllum. One of the amazing Glass Frog species from Panama

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Granular Glass Frog, Cochranella granulosa looks like she's laughing

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Agalychnis annae, the Yellow Eyed Leaf Frog a minute later

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Black Eyed Leaf Frog, Agalychnis morletti, right now in the lab

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Cruziohyla craspedopus, the Fringed Leaf Frog on exhibit this morning

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Getting ready to release this year's batch of Gopher Frogs!

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Panamanian Gastrotheca cornuta, the Eyelash Marsupial Frog

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Phyllomedusa tomopterna, the Tiger Leg Monkey Frog

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Cochranella granulosa, the Granulated Glass Frog from Costa Rica

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Eastern Spadefoot, Scaphiopus holbrookii. One of my favorite species and a metro Atlanta Amphibian

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Agalychnis annae, the Blue Sided Leaf Frog

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Epipedobates tricolor, the Phantasmal Poison Frog from Ecuador.

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Agalychnis morletti, the Black Eye Leaf Frog

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In Honor of Ray Semlitsch — friend, colleague and collaborator

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This week, the world lost a great man, scientist and amphibian conservationist — Ray Semlitsch. Ray was a prominent amphibian ecologist and advocate for amphibian conservation, particularly with salamanders. I had the honor of working with him at the Flatwoods Salamander Recovery Symposium last summer and his input into the process then, and since then was invaluable. He will be missed. It is our duty to carry the torch for Flatwoods (and other) Salamander Recovery ....

Here is the post from the Missourian, highlighting his life and accomplishments.
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Ray Semlitsch, an MU Curators' professor of biology and an international leader in amphibian ecology, died Wednesday in Columbia. He was 64. Ray SemlitschCOURTESY OF MU NEWS BUREAU Dr. Semlitsch's research focused on amphibians in seasonal wetlands and headwater streams. He was particularly interested in how amp…

Anolis smallwoodi, female just after egg deposition

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Anolis smallwoodi on exhibit at zoo atlanta

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First day as a frog. Cruziohyla craspedopus, the Fringed Leaf Frog

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Ambystoma cingulatum, the Frosted Flatwoods Salamander

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Typhlonectes natans, an aquatic caecilian showing its two rows of maxillary teeth.

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A great visit and talk with @weloveatl 's @the_atl_aaron and wife @cleo_coury

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Anotheca spinosa, the Crowned Tree Frog from Panama

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Wonderful Behind-the-Scenes Tours and Collaborative Discussions Today in Amphibian Conservation

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I had the privilege today of meeting with two groups and talking about amphibian conservation, our program and ways to collaborate to get the word out about amphibian declines by getting our community involved!

First, I met with Aaron and Cleo from #weloveatl, a native metro Atlanta social phenomenon. I met Aaron and Cleo when he and I both gave talks at the TEDx conference in April at GA Tech. I have been looking forward to meeting with them to discuss uniting the Garden and our Amphibian Conservation Program with the enthusiasm of his #weloveatl community.

Secondly, I met with some of the Garden staff from the Advancement and Development teams, and showed them around our amphibian conservation collections. Unfortunately, we don't often get to spend time with member of other departments, and I was grateful that that took me up on my offer to show them some of the frogs, salamanders and turtles that Leslie and I get to spend so much of our time with. It was another great visit — t…

Study Finds Amphibians at Risk from Pollution and Warming Environments

Phyllomedusa hypochondrialis, the Tiger Stripe Monkey Frog

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