Photo: Frog, Lizard Extinctions Caused by Climate, Not Fungus, Study Suggests



The strawberry poison frog is one of a number of species of amphibians and reptiles declining in lowland forests of Costa Rica. A new study suggests that the cause of the declines may be higher temperatures and increased rainfall and not a killer fungus, as is widely thought.

Photograph courtesy Steven M. Whitfield/PNAS


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