Frog Long Thought Extinct Is Rediscovered in Israel First amphibian to officially be declared extinct has been rediscovered in Israel. By Ker Than , for National Geographic PUBLISHED Mon Jun 03 21:11:00 EDT 2013 0 A frog belonging to the Latonia genus perches atop a rock. Photograph courtesy Frank Glaw Israeli park ranger Yoram Malka caught only a fleeting glimpse of the frog as it leapt across the road, but he knew it was something special. Related Content Meet Uyan and Dina, Frozen Cave Lion Cubs from the Ice Age Can Anything Save the Sumatran Rhino From Extinction? Can Genetic Engineering Bring Back Extinct Animals?