Two new frog species discovered in Panama's fungal war zone
Trying to stay ahead of a deadly disease that has wiped out more than 100 species, scientists at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute continue to discover new frog species in Panama: Pristimantis ed ...
I am treefrog, feel me shake (w/ Video)
Using experiments involving a mechanical shaker and a robotic frog, researchers reporting online on May 20th in Current Biology have found new evidence that male red-eyed treefrogs communicate with one an ...
Prehistoric frogs face extinction
The world's most ancient frogs may soon be mined to extinction, if the New Zealand government's plans to open up a conservation area for mining go ahead.
Fatal fungus in frogs may be key to saving humans in the future
Scientists have been alarmed for years about a mysterious fungus that wipes out frogs around the globe -- even in wildlife sanctuaries like Yosemite and Sequoia-Kings Canyon national parks.
New insights into how deadly amphibian disease spreads and kills
Scientists have unraveled the dynamics of a deadly disease that is wiping out amphibian populations across the globe.
Sequencing of first frog genome sheds light on treating disease
A pair of University of Houston researchers contributed to the assembly of the first comprehensive DNA sequence of an amphibian genome, which will shed light on the study of embryonic development, with implications ...
Scientists report first genome sequence of frog
A team of scientists led by the Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute (JGI) and the University of California, Berkeley, is publishing this week the first genome sequence of an amphibian, the African ...
Amorous slug, orange snake among finds on Borneo
A lungless frog, a frog that flies and a slug that shoots love darts are among 123 new species found in Borneo since 2007 in a project to conserve one of the oldest rain forests in the world.
Concern that British common frogs could croak it
(PhysOrg.com) -- Mass observations of frogs spawning have sounded a warning bell not only for the future of the common frog but also for Britain's wildlife more generally.
Probing Question: What's the difference between frogs and toads?
Frogs and toads: Are there any non-furry creatures more prominent in popular imagination? Bug-eyed and frequently slimy, beloved as well as reviled, they have hopped their way into fairy tales and urban myths, ...
Counting frogs: Why monitoring our amphibian populations is important
Amélie Perez is preparing to tally the number of amphibians in the Montreal area for the second summer in a row. The objective? To measure the impact of the invasive plant Phragmites australis, or common reed, on the ...
1.6 million acres of California land designated as habitat for endangered frog
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday designated 1.6 million acres in California as critical habitat for the endangered red-legged frog, made famous by Mark Twain in his story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras ...
Frogs, Foam and Fuel: Researchers Convert Solar Energy to Sugars
(PhysOrg.com) -- Engineers from the University of Cincinnati devise a foam that captures energy and removes excess carbon dioxide from the air -- thanks to semi-tropical frogs.
Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog's site fidelity may lead to further decline
USDA Forest Service researchers found that site fidelity, the tendency to return to previously occupied habitats, is strong in the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog. Research showed how the cumulative effects of a changing ...