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Once Thought Extinct In The Wild, The Wyoming Toad Makes A Comeback

Breeding efforts around the nation have helped the Wyoming toad to make a comeback in the wild.

Year Round Frog Hunting May Become Reality In Michigan

Currently, the state bans the hunting of frogs between mid-November and late spring.

New Treefrog Species Discovered Near Brazil’s Abandoned Trans-Amazonian Highway

The jaguar snouted tree frog is so named because jaguars were also spotted in the area which the amphibian was discovered.

Researchers Find Peruvian Frog That Is Resistant To Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis

Gastrotheca excubitor employs bacterial defenses to fight off Bd and the chytrid fungus.

Bd Infected Peruvian Frogs Still Haven’t Recovered From 10-Year-Old Die Off

Scientists speculate that Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis is keeping frog populations low in Peru's Manu National Park.

California Seeks Information On Cascades Frog To Determine Potential Protection Status

The Cascades frog may be listed as threatened or endangered under the California Endangered Species Act.

Stranger Things Season 2’s The Pollywog Has Frog Genus Date Error

Dustin thinks Dart was of the Indirana genus, but the genus wasn't formally described until 1986 and frogs develop rear legs first.

Researchers Identify Gene That Gives Colombian Dart Frogs Their Black Coloration

More than 300 poison dart frogs in the jungles of Colombia's Chocó province were photographed and classified, with DNA collected from 90 individual frogs.

Penn State Researchers Use Glow Sticks To Capture Amphibians For Study

Research funding for herps is often limited, so the use of these lighting devices speeds up the research.

New FrogID App Helps Aussies Record And Catalog Frog Calls

FrogID will help Australia catalog the country's more than 230 frog species.

Jackson’s Climbing Salamander Rediscovered After 42 Years Missing

The Jackson’s climbing salamander (Bolitoglossa jacksoni) was discovered in 1975 and, until now, hasn't been seen since.

If No Action Taken, Invasive Toad Could Threaten Komodo Dragon

The invasive Asian common toad has left a trail of death and destruction as it hops from one Indonesian island to another.

Nampa University Home To Rare Crowned Treefrog And Undescribed New Species Seized in Hong Kong Shipment

The unidentified species will remain unidentified until the species is found and observed in the wild.

No Evidence Of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans Detected In U.S. Pet Salamanders

A 2016 moratorium on the importation of salamanders into the U.S. seems to have helped keep Bsal out.

7500 Frogs Released After Frog Poaching Ring Busted In Turkey

The frogs were released back into the Kizilirmak river, where they were poached.

Photo Making Rounds Shows White’s Tree Frog Devouring A Hapless Snake

The poor snake screams one last time before it meets its doom.

Care And Breeding Africa’s Colorful Reed Frogs

Reed frogs are well known for the diversity of their appearance.

California Red-legged Frog Breaks Leg, Vet Inserts Metal Pin And It Is Later Released

The metal pin that was inserted into the broken leg of the frog was eventually removed.

Cascades Frog May Get Protections Under California’s Endangered Species Act

The frog was once widely distributed in Northern California but has since disappeared in large areas of its previous habitats.

Salamanders In Crisis

As far as we know, North American amphibian populations have not yet been exposed to this pathogen in the wild.

Frog Named After Charles Darwin Faces Extinction In 15 Years

Researchers believe that the populations of the Darwin's frog are infected with Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, which causes the chytrid fungus.

Fake Mud Helps Critically Endangered White-Bellied Frogs Breed In Australia

The white-bellied frog is critically endangered in Australia and the Perth Zoo is trying to bolster its populations.

Ancestor Of Pac Man Frog Had Bite Force Similar To Wolves, Study Says

While frogs of the genus Ceratophrys have powerful bites, their ancestors had even more powerful bites.

Pumpkin Toadlets Have Lost Ability To Hear Own Mating Calls

The toadlets continue the call because other frogs can still see visual cues, such as movement of the throat, researchers say.

New Disease A Threat To North American Frogs

Severe Perkinsea Infection (SPI), is caused by a single celled parasitic organism that kills tadpoles.

Dixie Valley Toad Needs Emergency Endangered Species Protections, Nonprofit Says

The Dixie Valley Toad was discovered in the summer of 2017.

Leopard Frog In Canada Gets Help As Calgary Zoo Starts Breeding Program

The British Columbia northern leopard frog has seen its populations dwindle for the last 40 years.

Endangered California Tiger Salamander Gets Tunnel Under Highway

A new tunnel between Buellton and Lompoc, Calif. will enable the California tiger salamander to cross under a busy road rather than over it, thanks to a tunnel constructed by Caltrans.

Snow-Dwelling Frog Faces Extinction As Researchers Try To Save Species

The Baw Baw frog was once abundant in Australia’s Baw Baw Plateau.

Fungus That Rapidly Kills Salamanders Spreading Across Germany

Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans can kill salamanders in as little as four days.

Care and Breeding The Yellow-Spotted Climbing Toad

These toads are hardy when captive bred, and as easy to keep as a White’s tree frog.

Poison Dart Frogs Are Protected From Their Own Poison

The golden poison dart frog’s batrachotoxin could provide insight into future medicines.

215 Endangered Mountain Yellow-Legged Frogs, Reared From Tadpoles, Released Into The Wild

Some estimate that the population of the mountain yellow-legged frog has declined by 90 percent.

New Salamander Species Discovered in Japan

The Mikawa Salamander is the 29th salamander species of the family Hynobiidae found in Japan.

Three Pristimantis Frog Species Discovered in the Peruvian Andes

The frogs were discovered living high in the mountain forests of the Peruvian Andes.

California Woman Finds Frog in Her Salad And Keeps it as a Pet

The woman was almost done with her salad when she saw the frog move on her plate.

New Frog Species With Pig-Like Snout Discovered in India

Nasikabatrachus bhupathi was named after noted Indian herpetologist S. Bhupathy.

Teen In Maine Finds "Rare Blue" Green Frog

The 14-year-old was looking for a frog to enter in a frog jumping contest.

Frog Thought to be Extinct Rediscovered in Ecuador by School Boy

The Jambato harlequin frogs was last seen in the wild 30 years ago.

New Rainfrog Species Discovered in Ecuador

The Ecuadorian rainfrog is striking in coloration.

Frog With Skin That Looks Like A Rock Discovered in Vietnam

The stone leaf-litter frog was discovered amongst the limestone cliffs of northern Vietnam.

Researchers Discover South American Treefrog That Fluoresces in UVA Light

The South American polka dot tree frog turns from green, yellowish-red to blue and green when exposed to UV light.

Newly Discovered Peruvian Frog Named After Sir David Attenborough

A new frog discovered in Peru is named after Sir David Attenbourough.

Were 250 to 300 Salamanders Stolen Or Eaten From a Texas Aquatic Resource Center?

Officials are baffled at the disappearance of so many salamanders.

Frog That Disappeared in Area of Australia Rediscovered

The green and golden bell frog has experienced declines in some of its range.

Researchers Create Synthetic Version of Golden Poison Dart Frog Poison

The golden poison dart frog has enough poison on its skin to kill 10 people.

Tiny Frog Species Discovered in Newcastle, Australia

The Mahony's toadlet is a true frog and not a toad.

!0,000 Titicaca Water Frogs Die in Peru And Nobody Knows Why

The large water frog is also known as the scrotum frog due to its large folds of skin.

New “Graceful” Treefrog Species Discovered in Australia

Rabbs' Fringe-limbed Treefrog Declared Extinct

Toughie, collected during a chytrid pandemic in Panama, was more than 12 years old.

Researchers Infect Mountain Yellow-Legged Frogs With Chytrid Fungus In Order to Save Them

USFWS Sets Aside Land for Sierra Nevada Yellow-legged Frog and Two Other Amphibians

DEVIN EDMONDS, USGS The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has set aside nearly 2 million acres of land for the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog, the mountain yellow-legged frog and the Yosemite toad as critical habitat.

Toads Avoid The Toad Tunnel And Cross Road In Canada Instead

Western toads in Canada are crossing a road to get to the forest in which they live, avoiding the toad tunnel that was built for them.

New Frog Species With Red Legs From Central Peru Discovered

The frog, dubbed Sleeping Beauty, is less than an inch in length.

White’s Treefrog Run Over By Lawnmower In Australia Slated to be Returned to Wild

A White's treefrog that was run over last month by a lawnmower is slated to be released back into the wild.

Red-eyed Treefrog Embryos Escape Predation While Still in the Egg

The red-eyed treefrog embryos can sense predators and escape from their eggsac.

Researchers in India Discover 7th Mating Position for Frogs

There is no physical contact during what researchers call the "dorsal straddle."

Owners Response to Govt. Request to Access Property to Count Yellow-Legged Frogs is Priceless

New Pristimantis Frog Species Discovered in Peru

A new frog species has been discovered near the border of Peru’s Manu National Park.

Australian Green Treefrog Run Over By Lawn Mower Survives, Is Flown 2 Hours for Treatment

The frog was flown from Mount Isa, Queensland to Cairns free of charge.

Video: Cat Plays With Snake Caught in Toad’s Mouth

The snake is doomed from both sides.

Brazilian Treefrog Named After Mythical Beast of Amazon Described

Dendropsophus mapinguari was discovered in 2009 but has just been described.

Conservationists Hope to Unite Last Two Remaining Mountain Chicken Frogs in the Wild on Montserrat Island

Mississippi Veterinarian Performs Spinal Fusion Surgery on Bullfrog

The frog was hit by a vehicle which injured its back.

Indian Dancing Frog Tadpoles Finally Observed

USFWS Releases Draft Recovery Plan for Tiger Salamander

The recovery plan for the California tiger salamander was 10 years in the making.

Colombia Kicks Out a New Species of Frog and it is Golden

New Frog Species Discovered in Laterite Rock Formations of India

Microhyla laterite was discovered in laterite rock formations on India's coast.

Colombia Has Kicked Out a New Species of Andean Frog That Looks Like Jack Nicholson

New Bush Frog Discovered in Western Ghats Region of India

The frog was discovered in the Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Tiger Reserve.

As Zika Virus Spreads, Argentinians Turn to Frogs and Toads For Mosquito Abatement

Tadpoles of certain frog and toads have been observed feeding on mosquito larvae, but not necessarily the Aedes aegypti mosquito.

Live in Fort Wayne, Indiana? Want to Count Frogs and Toads?

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is offering free training to help count frogs.

New Frog Species Discovered in Peru

Pristimantis IIAP is just one of many new species that will be detailed in future issues of the Annals of Carnegie Museum.

Two New Treefrog Species Discovered on Taiwan

The actual amphibian species diversity on the island of Taiwan is likely higher than currently thought.

Hellbender Salamander Conceived With Cryopreserved Sperm Hatches at Nashville Zoo

It is hoped that assisted reproductive technology can help bolster wild populations of the Eastern Hellbender Salamander.

This Pac Man Frog Isn’t Too Happy Being Poked

Horned frogs are known to have painful bites.

Scientists Race to Save Quito Rocket Frog From Volcano

The Quito rocket frog is found in just one location in Ecuador.

Indian Treefrog Rediscovered, Placed in Brand New Genus

Franky’s treefrog was rediscovered by accident by renowned biologist Sathyabhama Das Biju

Japanese Scientists Regenerate Functional Joints in Xenopus laevis

Xenopus laevis can regenerate functional joints after amputation.

Two Forest Floor Dwelling Frog Species Discovered in Madagascar

The two frogs were first spotted in 2010 but were not described until December 2015.

Interim Ban Placed on Importation and Interstate Transport of 201 Salamander Species

Freedom Frog Released From Pennsylvania Prison

Prisoner finds a frog in the prison yard and releases him when he got out.

Six New African Clawed Frog Species Discovered

DNA, voice recordings, CT scanning of internal anatomy, and chromosome analysis determined the species were new to science.

Nearly 5ft Long Chinese Giant Salamander Discovered in Chinese Cave

Now Chinese scientists have pulled it from the cave for “further study”

New Treefrog Species Discovered in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest

Dendropsophus bromeliaceus is found in bromeliad plants filled with rainwater.

More Than 300 Herps Taken in Calgary, Canada Seizure

Acting on a tip, the Calgary Humane Society seized 300+ reptiles, amphibians and arachnids.

Red Strawberry Poison Dart Frogs More Aggressive than Green Counterparts

It is suggested that coloration plays a role in aggressiveness of strawberry poison frogs.

Denver Zoo Receives 20 Endangered Titicaca Water Frogs

The Lake Titicaca frog is critically endangered due in part to the frog being grinded up in a juice elixer.

Today is National Baw Baw Frog Day in Australia

The Baw Baw frog is critically endangered and is currently known in just a single locality in Australia.

Scientists Eliminate Chytrid Fungus in Five Ponds in Mallorca

The controversial chemical Virkon was used to clear Mallorcan midwife toad ponds of the Chytrid fungus.

Natural History of the Spotted Salamander

Although not as popular in the pet trade as its larger cousin, the tiger salamander (A. tigrinum), the spotted salamander is an equally impressive animal

Japanese Giant Salamander to Headline New Honolulu Zoo Reptile and Amphibian Exhibit

Four Japanese giant salamanders from a sister zoo in Japan are now at the Honolulu Zoo.

Amphibians Can See Infrared Light

The enzyme Cyp27c1 helps amphibians see above and below the water

Two Amphibian Species That Lived 278 Million Years Ago Discovered in Brazil

Timonya annae was a small amphibian but it had fangs and gills

Frog Loving French Town Constructs Frog Tunnels to Prevent Roadkill

Natural History and Captive Care of the Fowler's Toad

Maryland Zoo Receives Edward H. Bean Award for Panamanian Golden Frog Work

Poison Dart Frogs May Have Higher Extinction Rates Than Other Frogs

Animals that use other defenses such as mimicry, camouflage and warning coloration tend to evolve more efficiently.

Critically Endangered Puerto Rican Crested Toad Hatchlings Slated for October 22 Release

The toads were thought to have gone extinct in the 1920s.
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