Darwin’s frog not the fittest for survival

A South American frog named after Charles Darwin may be extinct from a deadly amphibian disease.

Scientists at the Zoological Society of London said two species of Darwin’s frog, the northern and southern variants, had been affected by the chytridiomycosis fungus, with a decline in the population of southern frogs and the northern species likely extinct.

The study found that destruction of habitat was also a threat to the frogs, but this could not explain their disappearance from untouched areas.

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