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Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Marsupial Frog

Caption: Panamanian marsupial frog, Hemiphractus fasciatus, getting "swabbed", i.e., tested for the presence of the microscopic fungal pathogen, Batrachochytrium dendrobatis which is sweeping through Central America, decimating entire amphbian communities.

Credit: A. Crawford

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