Ecnomiohyla rabborum Mendelson, Savage, Griffith, Ross, Kubicki & Gagliardo

Rabb’s Fringe-limbed Treefrog (Ecnomiohyla rabborum)  

Rabb’s Fringe-limbed Treefrog, described in 2008, was only ever known from a single locality in Panama.

The species reached sizes of up to 10 cm.


The wild population of this species collapsed shortly after its discovery in 2005 due to chytridiomycosis, which killed countless amphibian populations across Central America.  

The species was considered functionally extinct since the 2010s because at that time there was apparently only one single specimen left, a male that was kept in the Botanical Garden of the city of Atlanta in Georgia, USA. 

This last known member of its species (see photo), however, died today, September 26, 2016, thus this species is now indeed fully extinct.


Photo: Brian Gratwicke  

(under creative commons license (2.0))


edited: 18.09.2020