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Golden Toad

Acrylic + watercolors

Inspired on the golden Frog last seen in Costa Rica in 1969. Extinct.

The golden toad (Incilius periglenes) is an extinct species of true toad that was once abundant in a small, high-altitude region of about 4 square kilometres (1.5 sq mi) in an area north of the city of MonteverdeCosta Rica.[3] It was endemic to elfin cloud forest.[4] Also called the Monte Verde toad, Alajuela toad and orange toad, it is commonly considered the "poster child" for the amphibian decline crisis.[5] This toad was first described in 1966 by herpetologist Jay Savage.[3] The last sighting of a single male golden toad was on 15 May 1989, and it has since been classified as extinct by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

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