Category: Amphibians

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New Fanged Frog Species Discovered in Indonesia

New Fanged Frog Species Discovered in Indonesia

The frog, Limnonectes phyllofolia sp. nov. has a unique reproductive strategy in which the male of the species guards the egg clutches. [...]
Care and Breeding Fire-bellied Toads

Care and Breeding Fire-bellied Toads


Fire-bellied toads are not true toads, but rather are frogs that average about 1.5 to 3.5 inches (4 to 9 cm) in length. [...]
Pet Industry And Michigan University Researchers to Mitigate Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans Spread In Amphibians

Pet Industry And Michigan University Researchers to Mitigate Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans Spread In Amphibians

Researchers with Michigan State University and pet industry partners will work to study disease mitigation strategies that will hopefully minimize the [...]
Frogs Evolved Millions Of Years Later Than Previously Thought

Frogs Evolved Millions Of Years Later Than Previously Thought

The researchers created the model using hundreds of genetic markers of 5,242 frog species, and based on that data, has shifted the date in which frogs [...]
Study Suggests Frogs Of The Genus Eleutherodactylus Migrated Over Water From Caribbean to Florida

Study Suggests Frogs Of The Genus Eleutherodactylus Migrated Over Water From Caribbean to Florida

Florida retains the most complete fossil record of anurans from North America that extends from the Oligocene to the Pleistocene eras, researchers say [...]
Oregon State University Gives Large Herp Collection To University of Michigan

Oregon State University Gives Large Herp Collection To University of Michigan

Most of the Oregon State University specimens belong to two groups of snakes; garter snakes and water snakes; and two groups of salamanders comprised [...]
Josh’s Frogs Accepting Applications For Amphibian Grant Program

Josh’s Frogs Accepting Applications For Amphibian Grant Program

The public will be invited to participate in the grant program via public vote after seven grant recipients are selected. [...]
World’s Amphibians Most Threatened Vertebrate Class, Study Says

World’s Amphibians Most Threatened Vertebrate Class, Study Says

Since 1980, 37 amphibian species have gone extinct, with the most recent extinctions being the the Chiriqui harlequin frog and the sharp snouted day f [...]
Caecilians Have Developed Resistance to Neurotoxic Elapid Snake Venoms

Caecilians Have Developed Resistance to Neurotoxic Elapid Snake Venoms

The research is a textbook example of how predatory pressure on the caecilians caused an evolutionary cascade to resist snake venom. [...]
New Spiny-backed Treefrog Species Discovered In Peru

New Spiny-backed Treefrog Species Discovered In Peru

Osteocephalus vasquezi features dark irises and tuberculate dorsal skin, which is brown in coloration. [...]
New Species of Crocodile Newt Discovered in Vietnam

New Species of Crocodile Newt Discovered in Vietnam

A new species of crocodile newt has been discovered in the central highlands of Vietnam. The amphibian, Tylototriton ngoclinhensis was discovered in t [...]
Climate Change To Kill Off More Than 800 Herp Species During Next 100 Years, Study Says

Climate Change To Kill Off More Than 800 Herp Species During Next 100 Years, Study Says

Data from 14,000 amphibian and reptile species was compiled, which is around 70 percent of all known herp species. [...]
New Stefania Genus Frog Species Described

New Stefania Genus Frog Species Described

This particular frog carries its eggs on the back, and once hatched, the froglets remain on the back for a period of time. [...]
New Treefrog Species Of the Genus Scinax Discovered In Peru

New Treefrog Species Of the Genus Scinax Discovered In Peru

The frog, Scinax pyroinguinis sp. nov. was described from two males that were found in the Amazon rainforest. [...]
Dominic, Akron Zoo’s Mountain Chicken Frog Dies at 18 Years 10 Months

Dominic, Akron Zoo’s Mountain Chicken Frog Dies at 18 Years 10 Months

It s estimated that there are less than 50 mountain chicken frogs left in the wild. [...]
5 New Papua New Guinea Treefrog Species Described

5 New Papua New Guinea Treefrog Species Described

The five described species are Litoria daraiensis, Litoria gracilis, Litoria haematogaster, Litoria lisae and Litoria naispela. [...]
Ormat Technologies Sues USFWS Over Dixie Valley Toad Listing

Ormat Technologies Sues USFWS Over Dixie Valley Toad Listing

The toad is the smallest toad within the western toad species complex and was only recently described by science in 2017 [...]
Hellbender Salamanders Found In Creek Near East Palestine Train Derailment

Hellbender Salamanders Found In Creek Near East Palestine Train Derailment

The findings of these two salamanders was called a "positive discovery" by the state as Hellbender salamanders can only thrive in cool, clean water. [...]
<em>Hyloscirtus tolkieni</em>, A New Stream Frog Species Named After J.R.R. Tolkien

Hyloscirtus tolkieni, A New Stream Frog Species Named After J.R.R. Tolkien

A new species of stream frog from the Ecuadorian Andes has been named after J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. The fr [...]

Josh’s Frogs Launches New Website

Josh’s Frogs, an internet-only pet breeder and supplier based in Michigan with facilities in Owosso and Durand, has recently launched a new, proprieta [...]
Should California Red-legged Frogs Be Treated With Experimental Chytrid Treatment?

Should California Red-legged Frogs Be Treated With Experimental Chytrid Treatment?

UC Santa Barbara researchers exposed lab raised California red-legged frogs to the chytrid fungus, treated them and then released them. [...]
Josh’s Frogs Announces Winners Of 2022 Amphibian Conservation Grant Program

Josh’s Frogs Announces Winners Of 2022 Amphibian Conservation Grant Program

The winners will receive a grant ranging from $500 to $1,500, with the recipient of each grant decided by a public vote on the Josh's Frogs website. [...]
Sonoran Desert Toad Skin Is Toxic, Don’t Lick Their Skin! National Park Service Says

Sonoran Desert Toad Skin Is Toxic, Don’t Lick Their Skin! National Park Service Says

Sonoran desert toads have toxins on their skins that can cause humans to hallucinate if ingested or licked. [...]
Warming Temperatures Cause Red-Eyed Treefrog Embryos To Hatch Before Drying Out

Warming Temperatures Cause Red-Eyed Treefrog Embryos To Hatch Before Drying Out

The frogs are reliant on environmental moisture for development, and when that moisture is other compromised, the eggs hatch to escape the drying eff [...]
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