This critter was very rare and found only on a dormant volcano called Mount Pinatubo. Nowhere else. Other nearby bundoks (mountains) were searched in vain.

In June 1991 Mount Pinatubo blew up. And how!




A couple of years ago a Filipino zoologist rediscovered the species. It was doing extremely well - like other Filipinos it flourishes in highly disturbed environments...

https://scitechdaily.com/extinct-pin...fAI906L22VCvcg