The Celebrated Dusky Gopher Frog of the Supreme Court: 1 of 2: Tate Watkins @PERCTweets

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The Dusky Gopher Frog, once known as the Mississippi Gopher Frog, has an average length of about three inches and a stocky body with colors on its back that range from black to brown or gray and is covered with dark spots and warts. In 2012, the frog was identified as one of the top 100 most endangered species in the world by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. In February 2013, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Forest Mississippi staff, researchers and volunteers discovered and documented six of the nearly extinct dusky gopher frogs at the De Soto National Forest pond in Mississippi. The success of the dusky gopher frog is part of the De Soto’s strategy to restore 13,400 acres of longleaf pine over nine years as part of USDA’s Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program. Western Carolina University photo by John A. Tupy.

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The Celebrated Dusky Gopher Frog of the Supreme Court: 1 of 2:  Tate Watkins @PERCTweets