Two new frog species found in Philippines

Czech computer programmer, Vaclav Rehak, was the first person to see a living Dinagat bushy-tailed cloud rat (Crateromys australis) in nearly forty years, reports GMA News. Rehak was traveling on Dinagat Island with his new wife, Milada Rehakova-Petru, a specialist on Philippine tarsiers, when he stumbled on the rodent, which has only been recorded once by scientists in 1975. Found only on the Dinagat Island, the rodent was feared extinct, but is now imperiled by mining concessions across its small habitat, which is thought to be less than 100 square kilometers.

Two new frog species found in Philippines

Two new species of frog have been discovered in fast-disappearing forests in the Philippines, boosting hopes for the survival of the country's rich but threatened wildlife, scientists said Tuesday.

Tue 17 Apr 12 from Phys.org

Two new frogs discovered in Philippines spur calls for more conservation efforts

Two new frogs have been discovered on the Philippine island of Leyte during a biological survey last year by Fauna and Flora International, which also recorded a wealth of other species. Discovered ...

Thu 19 Apr 12 from Mongabay.com

Rat thought extinct found in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines, April 17 (UPI) -- A species of rat living on one tiny Philippine island and thought extinct has been rediscovered after a search that lasted more than 20 years, scientists ...

Tue 17 Apr 12 from UPI

Two-foot-long cloud rat rediscovered after missing for forty years in the Philippines

Czech computer programmer, Vaclav Rehak, was the first person to see a living Dinagat bushy-tailed cloud rat (Crateromys australis) in nearly forty years, reports GMA News. Rehak was traveling ...

Tue 17 Apr 12 from Mongabay.com

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