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Climate Change Hastens Extinction in Madagascar's Reptiles and Amphibians
June 9, 2008
New research provides the first detailed study showing that global warming forces species to move up tropical mountains as their habitats shift upward. Herpetologist Christopher Raxworthy predicts that at least three species of amphibians and reptiles found in Madagascar's mountainous north could go extinct between 2050 and 2100 because of habitat loss associated with rising global temperatures. These species are moving upslope to compensate for habitat loss at lower and warmer altitudes.
American Museum of Natural History
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