Tuesday 4 June 2013

Living Fossil discovered

Rediscovered Hula painted frog 'is a living fossil'
By Rebecca Morelle Science reporter, BBC World Service
A species of frog that was recently rediscovered after being declared extinct has been reclassified as a "living fossil" .Israel's Hula painted frog had not been seen for nearly 60 years, but in 2011 one was found lurking in a patch of swampy undergrowth. Tests have revealed that the frog belongs to a group of amphibians that died out 15,000 years ago.

Every time something like this is discovered  it raises hopes for cryptozoology. A cryptid may be the next living fossil discovered.

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