Many more amphibian species at risk of extinction than previously thought

Event Date: 
Monday, May 6, 2019 - 3:00pm

Frogs already knew it wasn’t easy being green, but the going just got a lot tougher for the 1,012 additional species of amphibians who have now been newly identified as at risk of extinction in a Yale-led study published in the Journal of Current Biology.  Amphibians are highly threatened and are declining worldwide at an unprecedented rate,” said lead author Pamela González-del-Pliego, postdoctoral ecologist at Yale. “Unfortunately, it seems that the percentage of threatened amphibians is much higher than we previously knew.”

Phylogenetic and Trait-Based Prediction of Extinction Risk for Data-Deficient Amphibians. 2019. Current Biology 29 (9) 1557-1563

You can read the article published in Current Biology here. For the Yale press release see here.