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Red-bellied frog found in Costa Rica after 30 years.

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Image taken by Gilbert Alvarado

The  Red-bellied frog or Rana Vientre Rojo (Craugastor escoces) was found in Costa Rica  for the first time since 1986. Gilbert Alvarado Barboza and Randall Jiménez Quirós found the frog on September 19, 2016 but it has taken this long to confirm it. The Red-bellied frog was declared extinct in 2004, The frog was found in Castro Blanco National Park. The researchers hope that there is a population of them within the park.

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