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Family Polioptilidae: A family of passerine birds commonly known as "Gnatcatchers". All gnatcatchers are native to the New World, being found in both North and South America. Gnatcatchers are close relatives of the wrens and some species are known as "Gnatwrens".

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Kihansi Spray Toad (Nectophrynoides asperginis)

…is a small species of toad that was once native to the spray zone around the Kihansi waterfalls in Tanzania. Unfortunately after the construction of the Kihansi dam, the species became extinct in the wild. Luckily the toads are surviving in captivity, as several zoos have taken up breeding programs with hopes to one day to reintroduce them. In 2012 scientists reintroduced a test population of 48 toads into the gorge, and hope to have 1,800 toads in the wild soon.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Amphibia-Anura-Bufonidae-Nectophrynoides-asperginis

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