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Wyoming-Toad-pic.jpg


Wyoming-Toad-pic.jpg

Multimedia Reporting (Fred-Musser): Pandemic fungus killing frogs worldwide


The Wyoming toad, which lives in only one Wyoming county, has been endangered since 1984. The chytrid fungus was recently found among its few remaining wild and captive populations. Its survival is uncertain.
Photo: Suzanne L. Collins
“Because the frog uses its skin as a respiratory surface, the infection actually prevents the frog from being able to effectively use its skin to breathe,” McLeod said. “You end up seeing frogs in these mummified states, as they’re in the process of dying or have died, where the skin is completely covered with this fungal infection.”

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