katak pokok Rabbs’ fringe-limb terakhir berada di Zoo Atlanta

Beberapa pegawai Zoo Atlanta menyatakan seekor katak daripada spesies yang dipercayai pupus di habitat rimba, terpaksa dihapuskan selepas ia jatuh sakit.

Sebelum ini, Zoo Atlanta memelihara sepasang katak berkenaan yang dikenali sebagai katak pokok Rabbs’ fringe-limb.

Saintis-saintis percaya perkembangan tersebut menyebabkan kini terdapat cuma seekor katak berkenaan di dunia.

Kelmarin, beberapa pegawai Zoo Atlanta memberitahu, seekor katak itu terpaksa dihapuskan bagi mengelakkan ia terus menderita selain mengekalkan bahan genetik amfibia berkenaan bagi tujuan penyelidikan.


Spesies katak tersebut ditemui oleh kurator herpetologi Zoo Atlanta, Joseph Mendelson semasa lawatan beliau ke Panama dalam tahun 2005.



Mendelson berkata, spesies berkenaan di habitat rimba pupus akibat jangkitan sejenis patogen yang dikenali sebagai kulat chytrid. – AP

Sumber asal: http://kosmo.com.my/kosmo/content.asp?y=2012&dt=0219&pub=Kosmo&sec=Dunia&pg=du_02.htm

info tambahan :

Ecnomiohyla rabborum (Rabb's Fringe-limbed Treefrog) is a species of frog in the Hylidae family. It is found in the mountains of central Panama. The chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis is considered the main threat to its survival.

On February 17, 2012, it was reported that the frog was now believed to be extinct in the wild, and that one of the last two known of its kind was euthanized at Zoo Atlanta in Georgia. The last known member of the species lives at the  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanta_Botanical_Garden .

sumber asal: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecnomiohyla_rabborum


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