Scientists relocated the dwarf Hall’s water frog, named after American researcher and collector Frank Gregory Hall (Frank Gregory Hall), who was in Atacama, Chile in 1935 The species was found in a small hot spring oasis near Ollagüe in the desert.
Scientists told Reuters that the discovery prompted people to madly confirm that the so-called ghost species was indeed the same species that Hall discovered decades ago.
“We asked where the museum hall is [discovery] Already registered…. They sent us photos of larvae, photos, and comparison charts. “César Cuevas, a researcher at the Catholic University of Temuco, said.
Zootaxa magazine published a story about rediscovery this year.
Cuevas said that researchers continue to work to establish taxonomic links with other species of frogs in the area to determine the differences between them and therefore how rare it is.
At the same time, protecting its habitat is the key. The mining, tourism development and expansion cities in northern Chile have the world’s largest copper industry, all of which compete with tiny amphibians for water resources.
Kuvas said: “These animals are strictly aquatic animals. They died within five minutes of leaving the water.”