Ground Zero of Amphibian 'Apocalypse' Finally Found

Ground Zero of Amphibian 'Apocalypse' Finally Found
Jeremy Martin/Laramie Daily Boomerang via AP

Many of the world's amphibians are staring down an existential threat: an ancient skin-eating fungus that can wipe out entire forests' worth of frogs in a flash.

This ecological super-villain, the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, has driven more than 200 amphibian species to extinction or near-extinction—radically rewiring ecosystems all over Earth.

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