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Amphibian experts are in search of “lost amphibians”—virtually extinct animals that may be eking out an existence in a few scattered hideouts, conservationists say.

Scientists with the Conservation International and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s Amphibian Specialist Group have identified ten species of reptiles they most hope to rediscover during an unprecedented global search for “extinct” amphibians. The effort will seek out a hundred such species but invest mostly in ten species of high scientific and aesthetic value.

The new project comes amid a steady decline in worldwide amphibian species, 30 percent of which are threatened with extinction, according to Conservation International.

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