Category: Frog & Amphibians Information & News

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Hunters Found A Giant Webbed Frog And It Is One Massive Amphibian

Hunters Found A Giant Webbed Frog And It Is One Massive Amphibian

If you haven’t seen a Solomon Islands giant webbed frog (Cornufer guppyi), you have got to see this beast of a frog. In April, pig hunters in the Solo [...]
USFWS Denies Protections For 3 Salamander Species Impacted By California Dam Project

USFWS Denies Protections For 3 Salamander Species Impacted By California Dam Project

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service has denied protections for the Samwel salamander (Hydromantes samweli), Shasta salamander, (H. shastae), a [...]
New Fanged Frog Species Discovered In The Philippines

New Fanged Frog Species Discovered In The Philippines

Researchers in the Philippines have discovered a new frog species that was previously thought to be the same species found on another island, but was [...]
New Marsupial Frog Species Discovered in Peru

New Marsupial Frog Species Discovered in Peru

Researchers have discovered a new marsupial frog species in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest that is part of the Gastrotheca genus. The frog, Gastrothec [...]
Illinois Wind Project May Threaten Chorus Frog

Illinois Wind Project May Threaten Chorus Frog

The habitat of the Illinois chorus frog (Pseudacris illinoensis) in the state is threatened by a proposed 30,000-acre wind farm project in Mason Count [...]
Susan (Su) Jewell Receives PARC’s 2021 Alison Haskell Award

Susan (Su) Jewell Receives PARC’s 2021 Alison Haskell Award

  Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation announced March 23 that Susan (Su) Jewell is the recipient of PARC's 2021 Alison Haskell Awar [...]
Lau’s Leaf Litter Toads: Female On Top During Mating, Study Says

Lau’s Leaf Litter Toads: Female On Top During Mating, Study Says

University researchers in Hong Kong have discovered that the Lau's leaf litter toad (Leptobrachella laui) mates in an unusual way... with the female o [...]
Keeping White’s Treefrogs

Keeping White’s Treefrogs

Few frogs are as instantly recognizable as the chubby White's treefrog (Ranoidea caerulea). So named after John White, who first described the species [...]
Toads Introduced On Mauritius and Réunion Islands Smaller Than Native African Populations

Toads Introduced On Mauritius and Réunion Islands Smaller Than Native African Populations

A study of the guttural toad (Sclerophrys gutturalis), an amphibian native to large swaths of the African continent, and introduced on the Mauritius a [...]
50 of 400 Endangered Pickersgill’s Reed Frogs Released In South Africa

50 of 400 Endangered Pickersgill’s Reed Frogs Released In South Africa

Approximately 50 of 400 Pickersgill’s reed frogs were released into South Africa’s Buffeldraai, KwaZulu-Natal earlier this week. The release, which wa [...]
200 Loa Water Frog Tadpoles Born At National Zoo of Chile

200 Loa Water Frog Tadpoles Born At National Zoo of Chile

The National Zoo of Chile announced October 20 that 200 Loa water frog tadpoles hatched from a clutch of eggs born from emaciated frogs that were resc [...]
USFWS Proposes More Than 1,500 Acres Be Set Aside For Two Texas Salamander Species

USFWS Proposes More Than 1,500 Acres Be Set Aside For Two Texas Salamander Species

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing more than 1,500 acres of land in the state of Texas be set aside as critical habitat for the Georgetow [...]
More Than 700 One-Year-Old Wyoming Toads Released Into The Wild

More Than 700 One-Year-Old Wyoming Toads Released Into The Wild

The Wyoming toad, (Bufo baxteri) thought to have gone extinct in the wild in 1985, has made tremendous strides since a captive breeding effort began a [...]

Researchers Discover New Species of Cloud Forest Frog In The Philippines

A species of frog of the genus Platymantis has been discovered in the montane forests of Leyte and Samar islands in the Philippines. The frog, Platyma [...]
Water Beetle Can Be Eaten By A Frog And Come Out Alive

Water Beetle Can Be Eaten By A Frog And Come Out Alive

An aquatic water beetle has been documented being eaten by a frog and then surviving through the amphibian’s digestive system before getting expelled [...]
Snake-like Amphibian <em>Siphonops annulatus</em> Have Venom Glands, New Study Says

Snake-like Amphibian Siphonops annulatus Have Venom Glands, New Study Says

Caecilians, amphibians with a snake-like body that often look like earthworms are interesting animals. Cryptic yet interesting at the same time. And t [...]
International Team Of Scientific Institutions To Help Preserve Lake Titicaca Water Frog

International Team Of Scientific Institutions To Help Preserve Lake Titicaca Water Frog

The critically endangered Lake Titicaca water frog (Telmatobius culeus) has received a boost to help the species survive as several scientific institu [...]
Genes In Frogs Responsible For Fighting Off Chytrid Infection May Be Killing Them, Study Says

Genes In Frogs Responsible For Fighting Off Chytrid Infection May Be Killing Them, Study Says

The genes in frogs that are used by the amphibians' immune system to fight off Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), the deadly fungus that causes chyt [...]
New Species Of Diamond Frog From Northern Madagascar Discovered And Described

New Species Of Diamond Frog From Northern Madagascar Discovered And Described

German researcher Dr. Mark D. Scherz has described a new species of diamond frog of the genus Rhombophryne that was found in the Montagne d’Ambre Nati [...]
Spotted-Thighed Frog A Threat To South Australia Native Species

Spotted-Thighed Frog A Threat To South Australia Native Species

The spotted-thighed treefrog (Litoria cyclorhyncha), an amphibian that is native to southern Western Australia has made its way to South Australia by [...]
New Frog Species Discovered In Madagascar

New Frog Species Discovered In Madagascar

The amphibian is known to exist in just three degraded forest patches. [...]
First Frog Fossil From Antarctica Discovered

First Frog Fossil From Antarctica Discovered

The fossil represents the first helmeted from the Antarctic. [...]
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