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Biologists Release California Red-Legged Frog Tadpoles Into Santa Monica Mountains

About 850 tadpoles were released into two streams in the Santa Monica Mountains.

USFWS to Analyze Potential Impact of Pesticides on Amphibians

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will analyze certain pesticides on their impact on wildlife in the United States

How Do Alaskan Wood Frogs Freeze and Thaw?

Alaskan wood frogs can freeze and thaw due to sugar buildup in their bodies.

Student in Japan Films Japanese Giant Salamander Near Drainage Canal

The giant salamander is listed as near threatened by the IUCN.

Frogs Can Resist Chytrid Fungus

Study says frogs that survive exposure to chytrid build resistance to the fungus.

Frogs Jump Differently Based on Their Environment

Not all frogs can jump as far as the "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County."

It is Official! The California Red-Legged Frog Is That State's Amphibian!

The California red-legged frog is now the official state amphibian of California.

Dyeing Dart Frog Color Patterns Differ From Frog to Frog

The varying color patterns of dyeing dart frogs affect how potential predators see the frogs.

Huge American Bullfrog Caught in Canadian Pond

Man catches and releases American bullfrog back into his private pond.

49 Herps Discovered in Southeast Asia

Decades of strife prevented herpetological expeditions in the Mekong region until the late 1990s, the WWF says in their report, "Mysterious Mekong."

David Beckham is Afraid of Frogs

Footballer admits in interview with BBC's Michael Palin that he doesn't like frogs.

Illinois Man Finds Frog in Kale, Keeps it as Pet

This little treefrog was found in a bunch of kale.

14 New Frog Species Discovered in India's Western Ghats Mountain Range

They are named dancing frogs due to the male's leg kicking during breeding season.

Treefrog in Fish's Mouth Photo Generates 5 Million Views on REPTILES Facebook Page

Australian angler Angus James was about to release the jungle perch when he noticed a live green treefrog in its mouth.

Mountain and Sierra Yellow Legged Frogs Added to Endangered Species List

The amphibians have been devastated by pollution, pesticides and the chytrid fungus.

Frog Skin Mucus Can Be Tested for Chytrid Resistance

Scientists use midwife toad skin mucus to develop a defense against the chytrid fungus.

One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Frogkind

NASA rocket launch sends frog flying into the air.

Two Coqui Frogs Captured on Oahu in Hawaii

The Coqui frog has become established on the Big Island of Hawaii.

New Salamander Species Discovered in Arkansas

Streambed salamander discovered in Arkansas' Lake Catherine State Park

Frogs Die Quickly When Exposed to Pesticides

Study shows frog Mortality rates ranging from 100 percent after just one hour to 40 percent over 7 days.

California Red-Legged Frog as State Amphibian?

The California red-legged frog may become the official amphibian of California.

Spike-Skinned Tree Frog Discovered in Vietnam

Gracixalus lumarius, a new frog species hails from the Vietnamese highlands.

Appalachian Salamanders Shrinking Due to Climate Change

Study noticed an 8 percent decline in salamander size from 1980 to 2012.

Hawaii Man Charged With Illegal Possession of Poison Dart Frogs

50-year-old Oahu resident charged with smuggling poison dart frogs.

Once Thought Extinct Andean Toad Rediscovered

A single Tandayapa Andean toad was first discovered in 1970 and rediscovered in 2012.

SAVE THE FROGS! Grand Opening Celebration Slated for March 29 in Berkeley, Calif.

Grand opening celebration will include a frogging expedition in Strawberry Canyon.

World Frog Day!

Celebrate this most interesting herp.

Rare Albino Ensatina Salamander Spotted in Vancouver, BC's Stanley Park

Stanley Park Ecology Society members spot rare albino Ensatina Salamander.

New Marsupial Frog Species Discovered in Peruvian Andes

The new marsupial frog, Gastrotheca dysprosita hails from the Cerro Barro Negro mountain in Peru.

Marin County, Calif. Water District Looking for Foothill Yellow-Legged Frog Docents

Frog docents will warn hikers not to trample frog breeding grounds in Marin County, Calif.

Two Texas Salamanders Get ESA Protection

Salado and Georgetown salamanders of Texas get Endangered Species Act Protections

Peru's Manú National Park World's Most Diverse for Reptiles and Amphibians

Manú National Park in Peru is home to 287 species of reptiles and amphibians.

Pig-Like Indian Purple Frog Calls to Mates Underground

Scientists document the first acoustical and statistical analysis of the frog calls of Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis

Devil Frog Had Spiked Armor Possibly to Keep Dinosaurs at Bay

Beelzebufo may have been a voracious little dinosaur eater, or not.

New York Proposes Recovery Plan for Northern Cricket Frog

There are just three populations of the northern cricket frog in New York.

Bats Hunt Frogs By Sensing Water Ripples

When túngara frogs call out to find a mate, bats sense it.

Adventure Aquarium to Open New Frog Exhibit

The Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ opens a frog exhibit featuring more than 20 frog species.

Biologists to Reintroduce California Red-legged Frog to SoCal Mountains

California red-legged frogs haven't been seen in Santa Monica Mountains in more than 40 years.

Australia's Armoured Mist Frog Range Expanded

Scientists move 40 Litoria lorica to new location four kilometers from only known area in which the frogs can be found.

250 Groups Urge EPA to Ban Atrazine Pesticide

Pesticide is found in 75 percent of stream water and 40 percent of all groundwater tested in a study.

Can't Tell an Invasive Cane Toad from a Native Australian Frog? There's an App For That

Australia's Department of Environment and Conservation and the University of Western Australia develop iPhone app that enables you to tell the difference.

Students at Maryland's Great Mills High School Build Salamander Fence

Fence will deter ATVs and other vehicles from traversing a pond that destroyed thousands of spotted salamander eggs in March.

Two High Sierra Amphibians Proposed for Endangered Species Act Protections

Animals have been decimated by livestock grazing, habitat destruction, invasive species, and disease.

Mutant Rain Frog Found in Man's Garden in Shunan, Japan

Hyla japonica, normally green in color is bright blue.

New Species of Skin Feeding Caecilian Discovered and Described

Amphibian looks like an earthworm and its young feeds on the mother's skin.

South African Herper's Desert Rain Frog Video Goes Viral

Reptile breeder Dean Boshoff captured video of Breviceps macrops while camping in country's Northern Cape.

Tiger Salamander Crossing Tunnels in Northern California Are Working

Tunnels constructed in 2011 help some 100 plus endangered Ambystoma californiense get to their breeding pond.

Louisiana Proposes Endangered Status for Mississippi Gopher Frog

Wildlife and Fisheries Commission also proposes permit system for taking or killing Eastern Diamondback rattler and two species of pine snake.

More Than 2300 Attend Reptile and Amphibian Appreciation Day at L.A.'s Natural History Museum

4th annual RAAD event showcased herpetology collections as well as reptile and amphibian organizations.

Puerto Rico's Coquí Llanero Frog Listed As Endangered Species

The Puerto Rican lowland coquí is one of the smallest treefrogs in the world.

Mountain Yellow-Legged Frogs Breeding Again in California's San Gabriel Mountains

U.S.G.S. biologists discover 19 new adult Rana muscosa frogs among 71 frogs and hundreds of tadpoles in a Mojave River pool of water.

MSU Professor's Reptile Book Published 8 Years After His Death

"The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michigan" published by Wayne State University Press.

Scientists Try to Inoculate Sierra Yellow-Legged Frog Tadpoles Against Chytrid

J.liv bacteria may help to protect amphibians from chytrid.

Texas Congressman Opposes Placing Four Salamanders on Endangered Species List

Fish and Wildlife Service says development could contribute to the demise of these species.

Clemson University Students Share the Joy of Herps with Girl Scouts

Public outreach demonstration enables Girl Scouts to interact with Live animals and museum specimens.

Death of Frogs From Chytrid Fungus is the Same in the Wild as in the Lab

Blood drawn from mountain yellow-legged frogs confirms cause of death.

USFWS Sued For Lack of California Tiger Salamander Recovery Plan

Lack of plan further imperils Ambystoma californiense, conservation group says.

Long-Fingered Frog Rediscovered After Disappearing More than 60 Years Ago

Herpetologists find a single Cardioglossa cyaneospila in Burundi rainforest.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Holds Public Hearing on Mississippi Gopher Frog

The population or Rana sevosa is estimated at around 100 adult frogs.

San Francisco Board of Supervisors Vote to Transfer Sharp Park to Federal Government

Mayor Ed Lee opposes the transfer and may veto the legislation.

Aussie Sunset Frogs Released From Perth Zoo in Hopes of Establishing a Population Outside Their Range

Perth Zoo-raised and hatched frogs released onto private property.

Frisco Mayor Vetoes Sharp Park Legislation

Park is home to golf course, California red-legged frog and San Francisco garter snake.

OSU Study Shows Daphnia magna Eats Chytrid Fungus that is Killing Frogs Worldwide

The zooplankton eats the zoospore stage of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis

Hellbender Salamander Exhibit Opens at Maryland Zoo

Exhibit features two of the rarest of salamanders

Tortoise Faces Extinction

The radiated tortoise (Geochelone radiata) could become extinct within the next 20 years.

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