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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 [...]
Phoenix Zoo Celebrates 25 Years Captive Breeding Of Chiricahua Leopard Frog

Phoenix Zoo Celebrates 25 Years Captive Breeding Of Chiricahua Leopard Frog

The Arizona Center for Nature Conservation and the Phoenix Zoo, along with the Arizona Game & Fish Department (AZGFD), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Serv [...]
Snake Species Eats The Organs Of Poisonous Toads And Leaves The Body Alone

Snake Species Eats The Organs Of Poisonous Toads And Leaves The Body Alone

[gtx_gallery] Researchers in Thailand have made an interesting discovery with the kukri snake, (Oligodon fasciolatus), a colubrid snake found in Th [...]

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 [...]
Leopard Frog In Canada Gets Help As Calgary Zoo Starts Breeding Program

Leopard Frog In Canada Gets Help As Calgary Zoo Starts Breeding Program

The British Columbia northern leopard frog's populations have dwindled in the last 40 years. [...]
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