Discoglossus nigriventer rediscovered !

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Re: Discoglossus nigriventer rediscovered !

Postby Ilias Strachinis » Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:49 pm

great!
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Re: Discoglossus nigriventer rediscovered !

Postby Bobby Bok » Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:16 pm

I just saw this amazing news, like rediscovering a dodo!
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Re: Discoglossus nigriventer rediscovered !

Postby Thomas Bader » Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:22 pm

Very unusual after such a long time. Let`s wait a while...
don`t forget such stories like the "discovery" of I. horvathi in Germany
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Re: Discoglossus nigriventer rediscovered !

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:26 pm

Thomas Bader wrote:Very unusual after such a long time. Let`s wait a while...
don`t forget such stories like the "discovery" of I. horvathi in Germany


You mean you have doubt, Thomas? Then how do you explain those colour images? I actually got this news through very reliable sources. Of course, anything is possible...
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Re: Discoglossus nigriventer rediscovered !

Postby Jürgen Gebhart » Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:35 pm

Will show you better pics in May! (hopefully)

104 Days = 01.03.2012 :( :cry: :(
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Re: Discoglossus nigriventer rediscovered !

Postby Thomas Bader » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:31 pm

Well, I've just seen the pictures now and this frog really looks reliable and very different from all Discoglossus, I've ever seen (the black venter!).
I just had in mind the sensational announcements of the rediscovery of the Cape Verde Giant Skink or the La Palma Giant Lizard etc.
Just because Israel is a very well researched country in terms of herpetology, this rediscovery after such a long time seems very unusual - especially for an amphibian, because of their dependance on water and therefore their predictable occurrence.
But sometimes it happens - e.g. Psammodromus microdactylus after 50 years...
Let's hope the best!
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