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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.

Herping the Rare Western Chorus Frog

A longtime herper hunts for the once common western chorus frog.

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.

The Plight of The Mountain Chicken Frog

Once the national dish of Dominica, the mountain chicken frog is critically endangered.

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.

Chiricahua Leopard Frog Egg Masses Discovered at Eastern Arizona College Campus

Ten Chiricahua leopard frog egg masses were found at the Eastern Arizona College Discovery Park Ranarium.

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

Asian Painted Bullfrog Care

Expert care tips for Kaloula pulchra aka the chubby frog

Devil Frog Had Spiked Armor Possibly to Keep Dinosaurs at Bay

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

Breeding Blue-back Reed Frogs

Brilliant and blue, Heterixalus madagascariensis is a frog worth breeding.

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.

Poison Frogs Deposit Their Brood In Dangerous Waters

Male dyeing poison frogs deposit their tadpoles in waters with cannibalistic conspecifics.

Protections Sought for Yuman Desert Fringe-toed Lizard and 6 Other Herps

Center for Biological Diversity is suing USFWS to get protections for these southwestern U.S. herps.

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.

Breeding Amazon Milk Frogs

Secrets to captive propagation of Trachycephalus resinifictrix

How to Breed Tiger-Leg Monkey Frogs in Captivity

Breeding Phyllomedusa hypochondrialis is not difficult as long as you follow these tips.

Breeding Warty Newts

Secrets to breeding the cryptic warty newt.

Breeding Spanish Ribbed Newts

How to breed Pleurodeles waltl

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.

Six Frog Species Discovered in Suriname Rainforest

The frogs and a host of flora and fauna were discovered during a three week Conservation International Expedition.

Cane Toads are Opportunistic Eaters

Peruvian park ranger photographs Bufo marinus' attempt to eat a bat.

Center for Biological Diversity and USFWS Reach Agreements on Boreal Toad and Eastern Hellbender Salamander Status

Agreement should speed federal protections for both species.

Herping the Mighty Amazon

Poison Dart Frog Care Sheet

California's Super Hybrid Salamander Dilemma

The native California tiger salamander is being pushed out by a hybrid salamander.

Chytrid Fungus Now in Kansas

Wichita State University students find evidence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in three locations in the state.

Young Giant Amphibian of the Triassic Period Was a Burrower

Metoposaurus diagnosticus burrowed during conditions when water was scarce.

Gardiner's Frog Hears With Mouth Cavity

Sooglossus gardineri lacks middle earm uses mouth cavity to hear sounds.

Oregon Spotted Frog Candidate for Endangered Species Act Protection

Rana pretiosa has enjoyed a high success rate in a captive breeding program in a Washington state prison.

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.

Two Texas Salamanders Listed Under the Endangered Species Act

Female Cope's Gray Treefrogs Prefer Multitasking Males

Study says that male treefrogs that can trill longer and more frequently are preferred mates.

Three Pesticides Found in Remote Populations of California's Pacific Chorus Frog

Discovery marks the first time that these pesticides were found in wild frog tissue.

Scientists Build Robotic Sex Frog To Attract Female Tungara Frogs

University of Texas and Salisbury University biologists detail how complex traits of túngara frog could emerge from simpler traits.

Watsonville Wetlands Watch Speaker Series To Discuss Threatened Red-Legged Frog

Environmental consultant Gary Kittelson to discuss status of Rana draytonii in Watsonville water systems

North Carolina's Southern Cricket Frog Populations Declining

Biologist speculates development and bullying by northern cricket frog, but not the Chytrid fungus or invasive predators.

Herping in Hawaii

O'ahu's Manoa Valley is home to a variety of herptiles.

Eastern Hellbender Protections Sought in Lawsuit

While the Ozark hellbender has been protected since 2011, the eastern hellbender is not.

Critical Habitat of Dusky Gopher Frog Challenged

Lawsuit filed by private landowner will be challenged by The Center for Biological Diversity and the Gulf Restoration Network.

100 Captive-Bred Mountain Yellow-legged Frogs Released in California's San Jacinto Mountains

Some of the frogs, part of a breeding and reintroduction program started in the mid 2000s are outfitted with radio transmitters.

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.

Hula Painted Frog, Declared Extinct in 1996, Rediscovered in Israel's Hula Valley

Discoglossus nigriventer rediscovered in 2011 in Israel's Hula Valley.

Caecilians Susceptible to Chytrid Fungus, Study Says

Of 200 caecilians tested, 58 were found to be positive for the fungus, many which later died.

Importation of African Clawed Frogs to the US Also Brought the Chytrid Fungus

Xenopus laevis, used in pregnancy testing in the 1960s-70s were released into the wild.

Endangered Dusky Gopher Frogs Found in Second Pond

Rana sevosa were originally only thought to live and breed at Glen's Pond in Mississippi.

Two High Sierra Amphibians Proposed for Endangered Species Act Protections

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

Two New Frog Species Discovered in India

Mercurana myristicapalustris and Beddomixalus bijui named after Freddie Mercury and Richard Henry Beddome.

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

Hyla japonica, normally green in color is bright blue.

Save the Frogs! Distributes More Than $3,000 in Save The Frogs Day Awards

Save the Frogs Day is April 27

Harlequin Frog Breeding Project Has Some Success in Panama

Panamanian conservation groups have raised nine Atelopus limosus frogs and have hundreds of tadpoles.

New Species of Skin Feeding Caecilian Discovered and Described

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

Aussie Scientists Attempt to Bring Extinct Frog Back to Life

The gastric brooding frog was declared extinct in 1983.

Starry Frog Rediscovered in Sri Lankan Rainforest

Long thought extinct, Pseudophilautus stellatus found in Sri Lanka's Peak Wilderness park.

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.

Residents on Oahu, Hawaii Urged to Listen and Report Coqui Frog Calls the Evening of Sept. 12

The invasive Coqui frog (Eleutherdactylus coqui), has been making its way onto Oahu over the last 10 years.

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.

Newly Constructed Tunnels Help California Tiger Salamanders Cross the Road

Northern California tunnels provide bridge from upland habitat to breeding pond.

Vietnamese Flying Frog Discovered Less Than 100 Kilometers From Ho Chi Minh City

Rhacophorus helenae is about four inches in length and has webbed hands and feet to aid in gliding.

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.

USFWS to Develop Recovery Plan for the California Tiger Salamander

Recovery plans will be in place for all three populations of Ambystoma californiense by June 2017.

Ozark Hellbender Threatened By Freshwater Pollution

Cryptobranchus alleganiensis lives its entire life in water.

Japanese Frog Has Spike-like Pseudo-Thumbs Used During Mating and Fighting

Babina subaspera sports a sharp spike to latch onto females when breeding

Bullock Frog at Center of Chilean Company's Goal to Be More Environmentally Friendly

Telmatobufo bullocki population discovered on pine forest land owned by Arauco.

Three Fingered Frog Discovered in Brazil's Salto Morato Rainforest Classified as New Species

Brachycephalus tridactylus is less than 1.5 centimeters in length.

Kihansi Spray Toad Reintroduced Into The Wild

Breeding program releases more than 2500 Nectophrynoides asperginis back into their native habitat.

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.

Male Orange-eyed Treefrogs Trill to Other Males During Mating Season

Unlike most other frogs that call out to females, Litoria chloris calls out males.

Puerto Rico's Coquí Llanero Frog Listed As Endangered Species

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

Puerto Rico's Coqui Llanero Treefrog Recommended for Endangered Species List

The coqui llanero is the island's smallest tree frog

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.

Asian Frogs Are Going Extinct Faster Than They Can be Identified

Economic development seen as factor in frog extinction in Asia.

YouTube Video of a Frog Eating a Caterpillar Gets Close to 1.5 Million Views in Three Days

Caterpillar continued waving its head in front of frog until it gets eaten.

New Caecilian Species Discovered in Brazil

Atretochoana eiselti is being called the "floppy snake."

AmphibiaWeb Documents 7,000th Amphibian Species

A green glass frog, Centrolene sabini is the 7,000th species cataloged on UC Berkeley-based website.

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.

Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog Recovery Effort Experiences Challenges

104 of the animals set for release have died

Japanese Tree Frog Behavior Aids WiFi Research

Social interactions of Hyla japonica helps to shape artificial intelligence.

Breeding Alpine Newts

Expert tips on breeding alpine newts

Breeding Red-Eyed Treefrogs

Bonus content from the August 2011 REPTILES magazine article "Ready for Red-Eyes?"

Breeding Silurana Frogs

Expert tips on breeding Silurana frogs.

Treefrog Named after Prince Charles

Hyloscirtus princecharlesi is native to Ecuadorean rainforests.

Road Development Can Have Adverse Effects on Amphibians

Spanish study looked at road development impacts on palmate newts and midwife toads.

Using a Cane Toad's Own Toxin to Control its Populations

Scientists use toxin to lure cane toad tadpoles to surprising effect without harming other species.

Texas Congressman Opposes Placing Four Salamanders on Endangered Species List

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

Breeding Oriental Fire-Bellied Toads

Bombina orientalis is one of the easiest frogs to breed in captivity.

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