There are 10 species of Fringe-limbed Treefrog (genus Ecnomiohyla) in Central and South America, six of which are either Critically Endangered or Endangered. The late Dr George Rabb, in whose honour our Amphibian Fund was created, had a treefrog named after him and his wife: Rabbs’ Fringe-limbed Treefrog (Ecnomiohyla rabborum).
Sadly, this treefrog is now most likely extinct. The last known individual, known as ‘Toughie’, died in September 2016. However,
one species, Ecnomiohyla phantasmagoria, a large treefrog with distinctive webbed feet, has recently been rediscoveredin Ecuador in Tesoro Escondido where our partner, Jocotoco, works. This is the first record of this close relative to Rabbs’ Fringe-limbed Treefrog, for many years.