'Extinct' Yellow-Spotted Bell Frog Rediscovered After 30 Years
For 30 years the yellow-spotted bell frog was thought to be extinct but fisheries conservation officer Luke Pearce recently rediscovered the frog species in an Australian farmland.
Luke Pearce came across one of the thought-to-be-extinct yellow-spotted bell frogs in October 2008 while compiling some research on an endangered species of fish in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales state. According to Pearce he spotted the frog next to the water while attempting to catch a pygmy perch along a stream.
In 2009 Pearce returned to the same location with experts who confirmed the identity of the frogs, this time a colony of nearly 100.