Big leap in understanding frog threat
(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Sydney researchers have identified two new parasite species causing disease among endangered Australian frogs. They say they are most likely native, overturning a commonly held ...
Falcons and snakes call Sydney home
An ecology survey of Sydney's inner city Monday found it is home to a variety of wildlife, including peregrine falcons and the dangerous red-bellied black snake.
Citizen science: Armies of volunteers aid research
(AP) -- Besides being a researcher in New York's Hudson River Estuary Program, environmental scientist Chris Bowser leads citizen projects that collect reams of data for other scientists.
Researchers turn to museums to track down clues in mysterious amphibian declines
There's a crisis among the world's amphibians -- about 40 percent of amphibian species have dwindled in numbers in just three decades. Now, museum jars stuffed full of amphibians may help scientists decide ...
Green toad inhabited Iberian Peninsula one million years ago
Although the green toad (Bufo viridis) can today be found all over Central Europe, Asia, Africa, and even on the Balearic Islands, it became extinct in the Iberian Peninsula at the end of the Early Pleist ...
Treadmill tests for poison frogs prove toxic species are more physically fit
The most toxic, brightly colored members of the poison frog family may also be the best athletes, says a new study.
Unique frog helps amphibian conservation efforts
A tropical frog the only one of its kind in the world is providing conservationists with exclusive insights into the genetic make-up of its closest endangered relatives.
Promiscuity pays in the frog world
(PhysOrg.com) -- New research shows that the offspring of promiscuous female frogs have a higher rate of survival than those who remain monogamous, according to Macquarie University biologist, Associate Professor ...
Search for 'lost' frogs yields important warnings, few findings
A glimmer of hope, but much cause for concern. Those are the reactions from teams of scientists from around the world that have returned from an unprecedented search for 100 species of lost amphibians ...
Sunbathing not good for tadpoles
(PhysOrg.com) -- The thinning ozone layer in the upper atmosphere may be a key factor in the collapse of frog populations worldwide, new research shows.
Research shows re-evolution of lost teeth in frogs after more than 200 million years
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study by a Stony Brook University professor shows that structures that have been evolutionarily lost for hundreds of millions of years can be regained.
Florida frogs floated from Cuba
Two species of invasive frog which are hopping their way through Florida probably got to the state by hitching a ride on floating debris from Cuba, according to a study published on Wednesday.
Inventions of evolution: What gives frogs a face
Zoologists of the University Jena (Germany) analysed the central factor for the development of the morphologically distinctive features of the tadpoles. "We were able to show that the 'FOXN3' most of all influences ...
Six species of Haiti's 'lost frogs' are found
Conservationists say they have found six rare frog species that are unique to the Caribbean nation of Haiti and have not been seen in about two decades.