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Researchers discover four new species of frog in the Peruvian Andes, three of which are see-through.
The monsoon delivers about one third of the annual 15-inch average precipitation in Arizona’s Ciénega Valley, for a few hours flooding pools and increasing streamflow up to a hundred times the normal rate through Ciénega Creek and Pantano Wash. The crest for a one-to-two inch rain brings a muddy torrent through Empire Gulch, roiling water, moving rocks and logs, picking up soil and debris. What strategy does the normally placid stream’s Chiracahua leopard frog use to survive the onslaught?
In 1970, a group of experts on frogs, toads, salamanders, and caecilians noticed that populations of the Yosemite Park Toad in California had suddenly crashed. The habitat was suitable, there seemed to be nothing wrong but their numbers had crashed to very low levels. People scratched their heads and thought of it as just one…
The super-fast tongue of the horned frog is also a super-powerful adhesive, a new study discovers.
A new species of frog with some bizarre mating rituals has been discovered in India, a new study says.
The spectacular haul more than doubles the number of Indian dancing frogs, a family named for the bizarre courtship displays of their foot-waving males.
By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM Dying Frogs, Salamanders, and Other Amphibians A deadly fungus is attacking Earth’s amphibian species. Unfortunately, the disease seems to be winning and its price may be the extinction of frogs, toads and salamanders. The disease, called chytridiomycosis, or chytrid for short, has been decimating…
High in the mountains of Vietnam, scientists have found a “striking” new species of pink-and-yellow frog covered with sharp spikes, a new study says.
By Jonathan Kolby It all started as an idea one afternoon seven years ago. Having recently learned about the devastating amphibian chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, or Bd) that was spreading globally and causing irreparable damage to the world’s amphibian biodiversity, I felt there must be something more I could personally do to help save the…
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A boy in eastern Colombia recently found more than just fun in his swimming pool: A new species of frog.
Males calls to females from beneath a thin layer of soil—the only frog known to have such an odd behavior, a new study says.
Sporting elaborate spikes and body armor, the extinct amphibian was even more terrifying than previously thought, a new study says.
Male rain forest frogs sing love songs that create water ripples—and attract bat predators, a new study says.
Strawberry poison frogs of Costa Rica give their newborn tadpoles a built-in weapon against predators: alkaloids.