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2008-09-26 00:00:18

More than half the frogs, toads, newts and other amphibians in Europe could be wiped out in less than 50 years, British scientists said. In a report to the Zoological Society of London, researchers said Thursday that the most threatened species live in southern Europe, The Guardian reported. The Mediterranean climate is expected to become significantly hotter and drier, which is bad news for the Mallorcan midwife toad and the brook newt of Sardinia. "Amphibians are the lifeblood of many...


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Betic midwife toad, Alytes dickhilleni
2013-04-28 09:41:55

The Betic midwife toad is found around freshwater marshes, pastureland, ponds and temperate forests, mainly around eroded soils near water, open rocky landscapes, or under stones. This species inhabits several mountain ranges in the southeastern area of Spain at altitudes from 2,300 to 6,500 feet. This small species of toad measures up to 1.2 inches in total length. The skin is shiny, smooth, and contains a few large warts, with a line of white warts along the sides of the body. Behind the...

Iberian midwife toad, Alytes cisternasii
2013-03-30 08:17:41

The Iberian midwife toad is found around the Iberian Peninsula in southern and eastern Portugal, and also in western and central Spain. The elevation range of this species is between 300 - 4,265 feet, but it is typically found around 2,000 feet. The Iberian midwife toad prefers dry habitats in meadows and open forests with sandy soil that grow vegetation adapted for dry regions. However, this toad relies on streams and pools for the development of the tadpoles. The Iberian midwife toad is...

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2008-09-17 12:51:35

The Majorcan Midwife Toad (Alytes muletensis), also known as the Ferreret or Mallorcan Midwife Toad, is native to the Balearic Island of Majorca in the Mediterranean Sea. Discovered in 1977, this species was thought to be extinct beforehand, as only fossils were collected. Still found in the wild today, the midwife toad can be more commonly seen in zoos. In the wild it is found only in mountainous regions and gorges of the Sierra de Tramuntana. It inhabits streams in limestone caverns where...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.