Weird Amphibians Join List of At-Risk Oddities

Weird Amphibians Join List of At-Risk Oddities
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Little is known about the purple frog, one of ten amphibian species selected for the new EDGE amphibians conservation program run by the Zoological Society of London.

The pigmented creature was found only in 2003, because it spends most of its time deep underground, up to 13 feet (4 meters) below the surface.

"The EDGE program strives to protect the world's forgotten species and ensure that the weirdest species survive the current extinction crisis and astound future generations with their extraordinary uniqueness," said Jonathan Baillie, head of the EDGE program, in a press statement released on January 22, 2008.

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—Photo by Sathyabhama Das Biju/courtesy Zoological Society of London
 
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