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Study: Cats, foxes behind Australia's alarming extinctions

Australia has always been unique, from its geographical isolation at the bottom of the Earth to its infamous bevy of venomous creatures. Now, scientists have uncovered another unique—and disturbing—facet of Australian ...

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.

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.

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.

Researchers rediscover toad thought to be extinct

(Phys.org) -- Researchers working for the Herpetological Foundation of Sri Lanka have obtained a specimen of the Kandyan dwarf toad (Adenomus kandianus) near a stream in a sanctuary in the island nation of Sri Lanka. Prior ...

Using the cane toad's poison against itself

(Phys.org) -- An effective new weapon in the fight against the spread of cane toads has been developed by the University of Sydney, in collaboration with the University of Queensland.

Frog trade link to killer fungus revealed

The global trade in frogs, toads and other amphibians may have accidentally helped create and spread the deadly fungal disease, chytridiomycosis, which has devastated amphibian populations worldwide.

Borneo rainbow toad seen for 1st time in 87 years

Scientists scouring the mountains of Borneo spotted a toad species last seen in 1924 by European explorers and provided the world with the first photographs of the colorful, spindly legged creature, a researcher said Thursday.

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