Israel's Hula Painted Frog is decared a "living fossil"

Posted by Iris Hami

Jun 5, 2013 10:30:18 AM

HIGH TECH/SCIENTIFIC ISRAEL
The Israeli "Painted Frog" which was recently rediscovered after being declared extinct, has been reclassified as a living fossil. How absolutely fascinating! Not seen for over 60 years, tests revealed that the frog belongs to a group of amphibians that died out 15,000 years ago. The frogs were once widespread throughout Europe for millions of years. A truly amazing story!
 
Photo: HIGH TECH/SCIENTIFIC ISRAELThe Israeli "Painted Frog" which was recently rediscovered after being declared extinct, has been reclassified as a living fossil. How absolutely fascinating!http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22770959

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