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was a species of toad
A toad is any of a number of species of amphibians in the order Anura characterized by dry, leathery skin , short legs, and snoat-like parotoid glands...
endemic to Costa Rica
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. As of October 2008, it has been declared extinct
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by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature in its Red List
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- Photo at The Guardian
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