Southern Gastric-brooding Frog (Rheobatrachus silus)
Southern gastric-brooding frog (Rheobatrachus silus)
Also known as: Conondale gastric-brooding frog.
Status: Classified as Extinct (EX - ) by the IUCN Red List 2002, and listed on Appendix II of CITES.
Only recently discovered, this Australian frog is now believed to be extinct. The body was grey on the back with variable darker and lighter patches, whilst the underparts were white with large creamy markings. There was a dark streak running from the eye to the forelimbs. The small, flattened head featured large, protruding eyes and the toes were fully webbed.