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How many golden toads could be observed during mating season when the toads population was thriving?1500 golden toadsare reported,its breed at the site since 1972,the last documental breeding of the toad are few in number.

What is the lifespan of a golden toad?

The golden toad was part of the Bufonidae family which consists of over 500 toads. The lifespan of the toad isn’t currently known although other toads in the species live about 10-12 years on average. The males were about 2 inches long and usually bright orange in color.

When was the golden toad discovered?

The Golden Toad was discovered in 1964, by a naturalist visiting a high-altitude Costa Rican cloud forest; the bright orange, almost unnatural color of the males made an immediate impression, although the slightly larger females were much less ornate. For the next 25 years, the Golden Toad could only be observed during…

Are there golden toads in the rainforest?

As for the golden toad, last year a team from the Monteverde Conservation League, supported by the conservation group Re:wild, launched an expedition to look for the golden toad in its historic habitat in the Children’s Eternal Rainforest, after tantalising rumours of sightings.

Why did the Golden Toad go extinct?

There are two possible explanations for the demise of the Golden Toad: first, since this amphibian relied on very specialized breeding conditions, the population could have been knocked for a loop by sudden changes in climate (even two years of unusual weather would have been enough to wipe out such an isolated species).

Why did the Golden Toad die?

There are two possible explanations for the demise of the Golden Toad: first, since this amphibian relied on very specialized breeding conditions, the population could have been knocked for a loop by sudden changes in climate (even two years of unusual weather would have been enough to wipe out such an isolated species).

When was the Golden Toad last seen?

About the Golden Toad. Last seen in 1989– and presumed to be extinct, unless some individuals are miraculously discovered elsewhere in Costa Rica–the Golden Toad has become the poster genus for the mysterious worldwide decline in amphibian populations.

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Description

The Golden Toad is notable in its genus for being both sexually dichromatic and visually striking (Savage 1966). Male coloration is characteristically bright orange, uniform on the dorsum but sometimes slightly mottled on the venter.

Distribution and Habitat

The Golden Toad is found in a small area (less than 10 square kilometers) contained in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve in the Cordillera de Tilaran, near Monteverde, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors

The Golden Toad is a fossorial species, which remains hidden underground throughout the year, emerging only for a short breeding season. During the onset of the wet season (March to June), B. periglenes breeds explosively in shallow pools or depressions (depth up to 0.1 m), particularly those formed by tree roots (Jacobson and Vandenberg 1991).

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors

The disappearance of the golden toad is perhaps the most striking case of amphibian decline, not only because its habitat and dispersion ability seem to have been unaffected (Pounds et al. 1997), but also because of the abrupt nature of its decline.

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The golden toad appears to use visual rather than vocal recognition used by most other toads. It only gives two types of calls, the release call and another call given by a male in amplexus. The frequency and duration of these calls could only be heard over a few meters. The calls could not even be heard on rainy days.

Conservation Status

Unfortunately, the golden toad is a reproductively vulnerable species. They are classified as having a "narrow window of time" in order to breed. During the rainy season, just the right amount of rain must fall in order to have a successful year. If the rains are too heavy, the larva might flow onto the forest floor and be stranded.

Life Cycle

DeGroot, J. 2000. "Incilius periglenes" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed April 27, 2013 at http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Incilius_periglenes.html