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Joined: 02 Sep 2004
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View other posts by Vicar
Posted: 28 Apr 2007
Natterjack Toad (Epidalea calamita, formerly Bufo calamita)

I've probably just missed this, was it a recent change ?

Steve Langham - Chairman    
Surrey Amphibian & Reptile Group (SARG).
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Joined: 12 Apr 2004
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View other posts by Iowarth
Posted: 28 Apr 2007
Hi Steve - reasonably recent although I'm danmned if I can lay my hands on the reference though! I think generally agreed close on a year ago. Part of a massive re-classification of amphibans which also affected our "common" newts and the green frog complex (amongst many others!)
Chris Davis, Site Administrator
Co-ordinator, Sand Lizard Captive Breeding Programme
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Joined: 17 Feb 2003
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View other posts by Caleb
Posted: 30 Apr 2007
The paper is available here.

I've heard a few people express scepticism about some parts of it, and it wouldn't be at all surprising if future research resulted in yet more changes...

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