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Science  29 Mar 2019:
Vol. 363, Issue 6434, pp. 1459-1463
DOI: 10.1126/science.aav0379

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vol. 363 no. 6434 1459-1463

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  • Received for publication August 9, 2018
  • Accepted for publication February 6, 2019
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  1. Ben C. Scheele1,2,3,*,
  2. Frank Pasmans4,
  3. Lee F. Skerratt3,
  4. Lee Berger3,
  5. An Martel4,
  6. Wouter Beukema4,
  7. Aldemar A. Acevedo5,6,
  8. Patricia A. Burrowes7,
  9. Tamilie Carvalho8,
  10. Alessandro Catenazzi9,
  11. Ignacio De la Riva10,
  12. Matthew C. Fisher11,
  13. Sandra V. Flechas12,13,
  14. Claire N. Foster1,
  15. Patricia Frías-Álvarez3,
  16. Trenton W. J. Garner14,15,
  17. Brian Gratwicke16,
  18. Juan M. Guayasamin17,18,19,
  19. Mareike Hirschfeld20,
  20. Jonathan E. Kolby3,21,22,
  21. Tiffany A. Kosch3,23,
  22. Enrique La Marca24,
  23. David B. Lindenmayer1,2,
  24. Karen R. Lips25,
  25. Ana V. Longo26,
  26. Raúl Maneyro27,
  27. Cait A. McDonald28,
  28. Joseph Mendelson III29,30,
  29. Pablo Palacios-Rodriguez12,
  30. Gabriela Parra-Olea31,
  31. Corinne L. Richards-Zawacki32,
  32. Mark-Oliver Rödel20,
  33. Sean M. Rovito33,
  34. Claudio Soto-Azat34,
  35. Luís Felipe Toledo8,
  36. Jamie Voyles35,
  37. Ché Weldon15,
  38. Steven M. Whitfield36,37,
  39. Mark Wilkinson38,
  40. Kelly R. Zamudio28,
  41. Stefano Canessa4
  1. 1Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia.
  2. 2National Environmental Science Programme, Threatened Species Recovery Hub, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia.
  3. 3One Health Research Group, Melbourne Veterinary School, The University of Melbourne, Werribee, VIC 3030, Australia.
  4. 4Wildlife Health Ghent, Department of Pathology, Bacteriology, and Avian Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, B-9820 Merelbeke, Belgium.
  5. 5Programa de Doctorado en Ciencias Biológicas, Laboratorio de Biología Evolutiva, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Avenida Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins 340, Santiago, Chile.
  6. 6Grupo de Investigación en Ecología y Biogeografía, Universidad de Pamplona, Barrio El Buque, Km 1, Vía a Bucaramanga, Pamplona, Colombia.
  7. 7Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico, P.O. Box 23360, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  8. 8Laboratório de História Natural de Anfíbios Brasileiros (LaHNAB), Departamento de Biologia Animal, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, Brazil.
  9. 9Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA.
  10. 10Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales-CSIC, C/ José Gutiérrez Abascal 2, Madrid 28006, Spain.
  11. 11MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London W2 1PG, UK.
  12. 12Department of Biological Sciences, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia.
  13. 13Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt, Sede Venado de Oro, Paseo Bolívar 16-20, Bogotá, Colombia.
  14. 14Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society London, Regents Park, London NW1 4RY, UK.
  15. 15Unit for Environmental Sciences and Management, North-West University, Potchefstroom 2520, South Africa.
  16. 16Smithsonian National Zoological Park and Conservation Biology Institute, Washington, DC 20008, USA.
  17. 17Universidad San Francisco de Quito USFQ, Colegio de Ciencias Biológicas y Ambientales COCIBA, Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas y Ambientales BIOSFERA, Laboratorio de Biología Evolutiva, Campus Cumbayá, Quito, Ecuador.
  18. 18Centro de Investigación de la Biodiversidad y Cambio Climático (BioCamb), Ingeniería en Biodiversidad y Cambio Climático, Facultad de Medio Ambiente, Universidad Tecnológica Indoamérica, Calle Machala y Sabanilla, Quito, Ecuador.
  19. 19Department of Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA.
  20. 20Museum für Naturkunde, Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science, Invalidenstr. 43, Berlin 10115, Germany.
  21. 21Honduras Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Center, Lancetilla Botanical Garden and Research Center, Tela, Honduras.
  22. 22The Conservation Agency, Jamestown, RI 02835, USA.
  23. 23AL Rae Centre for Genetics and Breeding, Massey University, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand.
  24. 24School of Geography, Faculty of Forestry Engineering and Environmental Sciences, University of Los Andes, Merida, Venezuela.
  25. 25Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA.
  26. 26Department of Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA.
  27. 27Laboratorio de Sistemática e Historia Natural de Vertebrados. Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de la República. Igua 4225, CP 11400, Montevideo, Uruguay.
  28. 28Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA.
  29. 29Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta, GA 30315, USA.
  30. 30School of Biological Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA.
  31. 31Departamento de Zoología, Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, México.
  32. 32Department of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA.
  33. 33Unidad de Genómica Avanzada (Langebio), Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional, km 9.6 Libramiento Norte Carretera Irapuato-León, Irapuato, Guanajuato CP36824, México.
  34. 34Centro de Investigación para la Sustentabilidad, Facultad de Ciencias de la Vida, Universidad Andres Bello, Santiago 8370251, Chile.
  35. 35Department of Biology, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557, USA.
  36. 36Zoo Miami, Conservation and Research Department, Miami, FL 33177, USA.
  37. 37Florida International University School of Earth, Environment, and Society, 11200 SW 8th St., Miami, FL 33199, USA.
  38. 38Department of Life Sciences, The Natural History Museum, London SW7 5BD, UK.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: ben.scheele{at}anu.edu.au

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