Category: Frog & Amphibians Information & News

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Kermit The Frog Sings Rainbow Connection With Ed Sheeran For Red Nose Day

Kermit The Frog Sings Rainbow Connection With Ed Sheeran For Red Nose Day

We all know Kermit is the most famous frog in the world and a lot of us grew up with him. He came out of hibernation to sing with British singer songw [...]
Dusky Gopher Frog Gets 170 Acres In Agreement With Mississippi Developer

Dusky Gopher Frog Gets 170 Acres In Agreement With Mississippi Developer

The dusky gopher frog  (Rana sevosa) has been allotted more than 170 acres of land in southern Mississippi as protected habitat after years of wr [...]
5 Tips To Make Everyday Earth Day For Herps

5 Tips To Make Everyday Earth Day For Herps

Today is “Earth Day” What have you done for herps to make Earth Day everyday? While the day comes once a year, the Earth and its inhabitan [...]

New Species Of Glass Frog Looks Like Kermit The Frog

Herpetologist Brian Kubicki has discovered and described a new species of glass frog that looks eerily similar (at least the eyes do) to Kermit the Fr [...]

Critically Endangered Lake Oku Clawed Frog Bred At ZSL’s London Zoo In The UK

The Lake Oku clawed frog  (Xenopus longipes) of Cameroon has been successfully bred in captivity for the first time at the ZSL London Zoo in [...]

Massive Salamander Fossil The Size Of A Car Discovered In Portugal

A huge amphibian that lived more than 220 million years ago was discovered in a lake in Portugal that scientists estimate was the size of a small car [...]
Frog Discovered In Ecuador Shape Shifts Like Star Trek's Changeling Odo

Frog Discovered In Ecuador Shape Shifts Like Star Trek's Changeling Odo

The amphibian world has a shape shifter in Pristimantis mutabilis, a small frog that was discovered in a nature reserve in the Andean cloud forests of [...]

Certain Panamanian Golden Frogs Survive Exposure To Chytrid

Scientists at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute who set out to determine if an anti-fungal probiotic treatment could stop the chytridiomy [...]

Andinobates geminisae Dart Frog Successfully Bred In Captivity

A small dart frog that can fit on a dime has been successfully bred in captivity for the first time by scientists working with the Smithsonian Conserv [...]

New Species Of Andean Water Frog Discovered In Peru

A new species of Andean water frog that hails from the Pacific slopes of the Andes Mountains in Peru has been discovered and described in the February [...]
Chinese Officials Busted For Eating Chinese Giant Salamander

Chinese Officials Busted For Eating Chinese Giant Salamander

The Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianus) is a critically endangered species and now a group of government officials in Shenzhen, China a [...]
Texas Designates Austin Blind Salamander As Endangered Species

Texas Designates Austin Blind Salamander As Endangered Species

The Austin blind salamander  (Eurycea waterlooensis), native to the state of Texas, has been added to the state’s endangered species list, [...]
Politics Kill 14-Year-Old’s Bill To Name Idaho Giant Salamander as State’s Official Amphibian

Politics Kill 14-Year-Old’s Bill To Name Idaho Giant Salamander as State’s Official Amphibian

Two years ago, Illah Hickman, then a 12-year-old sixth grader sent a proposal to the Idaho State House to designate the Idaho giant salamander (Dicamp [...]
North Carolina Hellbender Salamanders Threatened By Chytrid Fungus

North Carolina Hellbender Salamanders Threatened By Chytrid Fungus

New research shows that the eastern hellbender salamander (Cryptobranchus a. alleganiensis) , the largest salamander in North America (capable of [...]

Indonesian Fanged Frog Gives Birth To Live Tadpoles

A new species of frog that gives birth to live tadpoles has been discovered in the rain forests of Sulawesi Island in Indonesia. The frog, Limnonectes [...]

Lost Frog Species Rediscovered In Costa Rica

The South Pacific stream side frog (Craugastor taurus), which hasn’t been observed in the wild since 1997, has been rediscovered in Costa R [...]

9 New Frog Species Discovered In Western Ghats Region Of India

Researcher S. P. Vijayakumar of the National Centre for Biological Sciences has been studying distribution patterns of herps in India and the Nicobar [...]
Some Hawaiians Becoming Tolerant Of Invasive Coqui Frogs

Some Hawaiians Becoming Tolerant Of Invasive Coqui Frogs

The coqui frog (Eleutherodactylus coqui), a beloved species in its native Puerto Rico and reviled by most in Hawaii where they were introduced, have b [...]
Herp Queries: What Is The Best Pet Frog?

Herp Queries: What Is The Best Pet Frog?

Question: Is there a kind of frog that makes the best pet? I’d like one with the sticky toes that climbs well on your arm, not one of the fat [...]

New Leopard Frog Species Discovered In New York/New Jersey Region

A new species of leopard frog that was originally discovered in the 1930s but was discounted by scientists at the time has been discovered hiding in p [...]
1.8 Billion Southern Red Back Salamanders And Counting!

1.8 Billion Southern Red Back Salamanders And Counting!

Good news for the southern red back salamander! Scientists conducting a study of the salamander (Plethodon serratus) biomass (meaning food source [...]
Peruvians Drinking Away Existence Of The Endangered Titicaca Water Frog

Peruvians Drinking Away Existence Of The Endangered Titicaca Water Frog

The Peruvians are literally grinding away the existence of a critically endangered frog. The Titcaca water frog (Telmatobius culeus), is an aquatic fr [...]

New Species Of Treefrog Named After Ozzy Osbourne

A new species of treefrog that was discovered in 2009 during a biodiversity survey in the Amazon rainforest has been named after rocker Ozzy Osbourne. [...]

Indian Frog Lays Eggs Inside Bamboo

Frogs lay eggs in water, dirt, puddles of water located in plants and some even keep them on their back until they become froglets. But did you know t [...]
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