Information about the Costa Rican Variable Harlequin Toad:
The Costa Rican Variable Harlequin Toad - also called the Clown Frog - is a critically endangered neo-tropical true toad from the family Bufonidae. This colorful toad was once found from Costa Rica to Panama, it now exists only in one location, near Quepos, Costa Rica. It is presumed to be extinct in Panama. The reason for it's decline is likely a combination of of variation in air temperature, precipitation, stream flow patterns, and the subsequent spread of a pathogenic chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) thought to be linked to climate change. At one time A. zeteki (Panamanian Golden Frog ) was considered a subspecies of A. varius, but is now generally considered a separate species. This frog in the past was found on rocks and crevices alongside streams as well as humid lowland and montane forests. It rarely enters the water, except to breed. Unless there is some change in conditions for this toad, it will likely go extinct in the wild very soon.
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