A new toad from the 'warm valleys' of Peruvian Andes
A new species of toad was discovered hiding in the leaf litter of the Peruvian Yungas. The word is used widely by the locals to describe ecoregion of montane rainforests, and translates as "warm valley" in ...
Everyone agreed: cane toads would be a winner for Australia
When cane toads were released in Australia in 1935, they were the latest innovation in pest control, backed by a level of consensus support that a scientist could only dream of. So what went wrong?
Cane toad pioneers speed up invasions
Simulated hibernation aids MSU toad work
Mississippi State University researchers successfully promoted egg laying in threatened Boreal toads when they moved the amphibians out of the refrigerator and into the wine chiller.
Newly developed anesthetic for amphibians could aid field researchers
Veterinary researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a general anesthetic for amphibians that is administered through their skin. The anesthetic jelly could be a low-cost, easy-to-administer form of anesthesia ...
Cane toads 'wiping out' mini crocodiles Down Under
Australia's noxious cane toad is wiping out populations of a unique miniature crocodile, researchers warned Wednesday, with fears the warty, toxic creature could extinguish the rare reptile.
Study confirms US amphibian populations declining at rapid rate (Update)
(Phys.org) —The first-ever estimate of how fast frogs, toads and salamanders in the United States are disappearing from their habitats reveals they are vanishing at an alarming and rapid rate.
Cane toad or native frog? App prevents mistaken identity
Travelling around the top end of Australia, would you be able to tell the difference between a poisonous cane toad and a bumpy rocket frog or a giant frog? - They look similar but sound quite different. ...
Fatal fungus found in third major amphibian group, caecilians
It is known as the amphibian chytrid fungus and can cause a deadly disease that is decimating some of the world's frogs, toads, newts and salamanders. However, the fungus had not been detected in the other ...
New skin-eating amphibian discovered
Scientists have discovered a new species of caecilian - a worm-like amphibian - whose young peel off and eat their mother's skin.
The quoll's last stand
(Phys.org) —Undeniably charismatic, the Northern Quoll's big black eyes and impossibly long whiskers belie the face of a feisty, nocturnal predator that has – as conservation biologist Dr Jonathan Webb ...
Pesticides killing amphibians, says study
A plunge in the world's population of frogs and toads may be blamed, at least in part, on farm pesticides, researchers in Germany said on Thursday.
Study of leaping toads reveals muscle-protecting mechanism (w/ video)
(Phys.org)—Most people are impressed by how a toad jumps. UC Irvine biologist Emanuel Azizi is more impressed by how one lands.
Cane toads can be stopped
It may be possible to stop the spread of can toads into new areas of Australia according to new research published today in the Journal of Applied Ecology.