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Species of the Week:
Ecnomiohyla rabborum

Amphibian News
Elizabeth Kolbert has won the Pulitzer Prize in general nonfiction for her book "The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History" in which she travels the world describing mass extinction events, untangling causes, and trying to understand solutions. From her publishers: "The Sixth Extinction" began as a New Yorker article of the same title, about crashing amphibian populations in Panama, and parts of the book were published in the magazine in the two-part series :The Lost World." The award is a recognition of both the power of Kolbert's writing and the urgency of her subject. As the subheading on her magazine piece read, "This time, the cataclysm is us."

Current number of amphibian species: 7,405 (Apr 27, 2015) Newly added species