The Bornean Rainbow Toad, a lost species thought to be extinct, has been rediscovered and photographed again after 87 years.
The toad was discovered in Malaysia's Borneo island, reported Conservation International (CI). Researchers found three individuals in a tree during a night time search.
The discovery of the toad is a part of CI's Global Search for Lost Amphibians movement.
Dr. Indraneil Das of Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), whose team made the discovery, said:
Thrilling discoveries like this beautiful toad, and the critical importance of amphibians to healthy ecosystems, are what fuel us to keep searching for lost species.
They remind us that nature still holds precious secrets that we are still uncovering, which is why targeted protection and conservation is so important. Amphibians are indicators of environmental health, with direct implications for human health. Their benefits to people should not be underestimated.
Below are photos of the toad and other exotic species from Borneo.