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Researchers Discover Two New Salamander Species Thought To Be World’s Largest

The South China giant salamander (Andrias sligoi) a new and much larger species of salamander.

Cuban Treefrogs Ride Out Hurricane Dorian In Florida Man’s Windchimes

The man released the amphibians after he found them.

Researchers Save 14 Loa Water Frogs From Probable Death

The critically endangered frogs were in a stream that was drying up.

Cope’s Gray Treefrog Hitches Ride To Canada, Gets Returned To Georgia

The Cope's gray treefrog is a species of least concern.

California Red-legged Frog Populations Suffer Due To Woolsey Fire

Back in 2014, biologists Mark Mendelsohn and Katy Delaney released more than 850 tadpoles into the Santa Monica Mountains.

Chinese Giant Salamander Mucus More Effective At Sealing Wounds Than Many Medical Glues

The Chinese giant salamander is a critically endangered species but is farmed in China for food.

Detroit Zoological Society Releases Close To 8,000 Puerto Rican Crested Toad Tadpoles

The toad is a critically endangered species native to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Asian Elephant Tracks Are Ideal Breeding Sites For Frogs

Frog eggs and tadpoles were found in elephant tracks in Myanmar.

Two Central Texas Salamanders Need Federal Protection, Lawsuit Says

Both salamanders were given ESA protections in 2014 but the federal government failed to follow through.

USFWS Proposes Neuse River Waterdog Salamander For ESA Protections

The Neuse River waterdog (Necturus lewisi) is a permanently aquatic salamander.

Tadpole Tail Regeneration Cells Discovered

Tadpoles can regenerate their tails after loss via cells in their skin.

New Glass Frog Species Discovered And Described

The Guajira giant glass frog is native to a remote mountain in Colombia.

More Than Half The World’s Amphibians In Danger Of Extinction, Study Says

"We found that more than 1,000 data-deficient amphibians are threatened with extinction, and nearly 500 are Endangered or Critically Endangered.

Captive-Breeding Brings Red-Legged Frogs Back To Yosemite National Park

Captive breeding efforts enabled 500 California red-legged frogs to be released back into Yosemite Valley.

USFWS Sued For Failing To Protect Siskiyou Mountains Salamander

The Siskiyou Mountains salamander lives in the Klamath-Siskiyou region of southern Oregon and northern California.

Bsal Fungus Not Found In The United Kingdom’s Wild Newt Population

Amphibian owners are urged to prevent Bsal fungus from infecting wild populations.

Amphibians And The Fishless Ponds Of Florida

New Treefrog Species Discovered In Ecuador

Hyloscirtus hillisi is a dark mottled brown in coloration with tiny yellow spots found on its front and hind legs.

Aussie Farmer Records Cane Toads Hitching Ride On Olive Python

Paul Mock was out lowering his dam's spillway when he happened upon the most unusual sight.

Newly Discovered Amphibian Named After Donald Trump

The 10cm-long amphibian is named Dermophis donaldtrumpi.

Horned Marsupial Frog Rediscovered In Ecuador After Missing Since 2005

The frog is in danger of becoming extinct because the area in which it lives faces the highest rate of deforestation in the country.

Malaysian Horned Frog Care And Breeding Tips

Get hooked on these awesome anurans.

Scientists Discover New Salamander Species In Florida

Siren reticulata is two feet in length and has external gills and no hind legs.

Search For Mate Of World's Most Endangered Frog Is On

Sehuencas water frogs are fully aquatic frogs that at one point were found in abundance in ponds, rivers and streams of montane cloud forests in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru.

Mixed Results For Frogs Translocated To Areas Devastated By Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis

The Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog was declared an endangered species in 2014.

Frogs In England Stuck In Storm Drains Get Help From Team WART

Frogs and toads trapped in drains in England are helped out by frog ladders placed in the drains.

Japanese Giant Salamanders Breed For First Time Outside Japan

The laying and fertilizing of Japanese giant salamander eggs in Hawaii is a first outside of Japan.

Certain Mosquito Repellents Are Lethal To Larval Salamanders

When exposed to picaridin in environmentally relevant concentrations, larval salamanders had a high mortality rate.

Salamander Diversity Of The United States

The United States has the highest salamander diversity in the world

Two New Frog Species Discovered In Vietnam

The newly discovered Vietnamese frogs live in a cold climate more than 3,000 meters above sea level.

Baw Baw Frog Successfully Bred For First Time Ever At Australia’s Melbourne Zoo

It is estimated that less than 1,000 Baw Baw frogs remain in the wild.

Aussie Couple Donates $100,000 To Help Save Southern Bell Frog

Wood Frog Behavior Changed By Agricultural Insecticides

Wood frogs that were exposed to neonicotinoids moved less than those that hadn't been exposed.

Aussie Wins Life Scientist Of The Year Prize For Work On Saving Frog Species

Berger wrote a doctoral thesis on chytrid fungus more than 20 years ago that has since been cited more than 1,800 times by scientists.

Panamanian Frogs Surviving Despite Chytrid Fungus Infection

Frogs in Panama adapting and surviving chytrid fungus infection.

North Carolina' Great Smoky Mountains National Park To Hold Salamander Citizen Scientist Day

The region in which the event will take place is home to 30 salamander species.

Breeding The Kaiser's Mountain Newt

Neurergus kaiserii was once listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List, but more recently its classification was changed to Vulnerable.

The Northern Leopard Frog: From Egg To Frog

A journey of the leopard frog from tadpole to adult.

Why Salamanders Can Regenerate Perfect Tails But Lizards Cannot

It is all in the stem cells, (or lack thereof) for tail regeneration in amphibians and lizards.

Florida Student Develops Method To Screen Frogs For Perkinsea Disease

The pathogen Perkinsea enters the frog through the skin or mouth and then attacks the liver.

Researchers Discover New Earless Toad Species In Angola

Poyntonophrynus pachnodes is small, at just 31 mm in length and is a brownish copper in coloration.

Detroit Zoo Builds New Japanese Giant Salamander Exhibit

The Japanese giant salamander is listed as near-threatened by the IUCN due to pollution and habitat loss.

Frog Resembling Splendid Treefrog Identified As New Species

Sylvia's treefrog is unique from the splendid treefrog, once thought to be a single species.

USFWS Sued For Failing To Protect Shasta Salamander

The Shasta salamander needs federal protections, according to the Center for Biological Diversity.

Arizona Authorities Looking For Sonoran Desert Toad Thieves

The toads were taken from a conservation area. The thieves, if captured will be charged with violating Park Rule R-109, vandalism.

USFWS Releases Recovery Plan For Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog

One estimate put the number of mountain yellow-legged frogs in the wild at less than 100.

Salamanders Resisting Global Warming Better Than Previously Thought

Salamanders from the southern Appalachian Mountains are adapting to climate change.

Regurgitated Frog In Australia Released Back Into The Wild

After five weeks of rehab, Lucky was released back into the wild in good health.

University of Otago Frog Expert Prof. Phil Bishop Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Prof. Bishop has dedicated 30 years of his professional career advocating for frogs and other amphibians around the world.

Invasive Coqui Frog Found On Molokai Island, Hawaii

The coqui frog, invasive and reviled in Hawaii, is loved in its native Puerto Rico.

Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis Detected In Amboli Toad Of India’s Western Ghats

Researchers have thankfully not found any evidence of the chytrid fungus that kills amphibians.

Endangered Southern Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog Tadpoles Released In California Creek

Wild populations of the southern mountain yellow-legged frogs have been bolstered with the release of 500 captive-bred tadpoles.

Genetics Of Chytrid Fungus Evolves, Posing New Risks To World’s Amphibians

Hybrid version of fungus is even more deadly.

Snake Catcher In Australia Saves Regurgitated Frog

White's treefrogs are native to Australia, and oftentimes eat snakes, but the tables were turned in this incident.

Endangered Mexican Salamander Being Captive Bred By Nuns

It is estimated that there are only 100 Lake Pátzcuaro salamanders left in the wild.

Aussie Authorities Expand Cane Toad Sausage Trials

Scientists in Australia hope that sausages made of cane toad meat and laced with a noxious chemical will help save northern Quoll populations.

More Than 11,000 Endangered Puerto Rican Crested Toad Toadlets Released

The Detroit Zoo’s National Amphibian Conservation Center has kept 15 of the tadpoles for future breeding efforts.

Frogs Discovered In Amber Are Oldest Evidence They Occupied Wet Tropical Forests

Electrorana limoae is one of four known fossils to exist that scientists say is direct evidence that the amphibians lived in wet tropical forests.

Poison Dart Frog Coloration Conceals As Well As Warns

The bright coloration of the dyeing dart frog (Dendrobates tinctorius) also acts as camouflage.

Giant Chinese Salamander, Now Viewed As 5 Species Level Lineages, Faces Extinction

The Chinese giant salamander is five species level lineages and not just a single species, a new study says.

Los Angeles Zoo Hatches More Than 2,000 Southern Mountain Yellow-legged Frogs

The recovery plan for the endangered species was launched in 2014 and seems to be on track.

New Frog Species Of The Genus Microhyla Discovered In India

Microhyla kodial is the 10th Microhyla species from India.

Origin Of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis Came From Asian Amphibians, New Study Says

Researchers determined that based on DNA data, the fungus came out of Asia between 50 and 120 years ago.

Man Rolls Down Car Window To Save Squirrel Tree Frog From Certain Death

Conservation biologist David Steen is always working, even when he is going to work.

Lemur Leaf Frog: 100th Most Endangered Frog On ZSL's EDGE List Of Endangered Amphibians

The Lemur leaf frog's (Hylomantis lemur) Conservation Attention is listed as good.

Frog Hotels In Australia? Crikey!

A woman who experienced an influx of White's treefrogs in her bathroom area built a frog hotel to keep them in one place.

Shasta Salamander Is Three Species, Researchers Say

A UC Berkeley study has determined that the Shasta salamander is three distinct species.

African Clawed Frog Embryos Can Fully Regenerate Their Eyes After Injury

Eye tissue removed from a African clawed frog tadpole was regenerated within 3 to 5 days.

Utica Zoo Looking For Volunteer Frog Watchers

As a volunteer of FrogWatch USA, you can help count and ID frog calls.

Fisherman Catches Moment Frog Escapes From The Mouth Of A Largemouth Bass

The frog makes its escape after the angler shakes the bass a bit over the side of the boat.

Pine Barrens Treefrog May Become New Jersey's State Amphibian

Designating the frog as the state amphibian would help the state pursue conservation efforts for the species and its habitat.

New Species Of Cave Dwelling Frog Discovered In Thailand

Siamophryne troglodytes is a new species placed in an entirely new genus.

Frogs Starting To Resist Chytrid Fungus, Study Says

Chytridiomycosis wiped out huge populations of Panamanian frogs in 2004.

New Hyloscirtus Frog Species Found In South America

The discovery of Hyloscirtus japreria makes it the 37th species of the Hyloscirtus genus.

The Top 10 Reptiles Most Reliant on Zoo Breeding Programs for Survival

Georgia-based Amphibian Foundation Successfully Breeds Striped Newts

Event marks the first time the foundation had breeding success with the species.

Siskiyou Mountains Salamander Needs Endangered Species Act Protection, Petition Says

The Siskiyou Mountains salamander is threatened by federal plans to accelerate logging in its native range.

Pollution In India Deforming Native Frogs

Researchers with Delhi University’s Sri Venkateswara College have discovered ornate narrow-mouthed frogs missing eyes, due to the effects of pollution.

Australian Scientists Field Trial Cane Toad Bait To Save Native Quolls

The cane toad was introduced to Australia to combat agricultural pests but has decimated native populations of quolls.

Two New Frog Species Discovered In Sumatra

The tadpoles of the Sumatran cascade frogs have sucker-like bellies that enable them to stick to rocks in fast flowing streams.

Herpetologists Stumped By Faceless Toad Discovered In 2016

Herpetologist Jill Fleming is unsure what happened to the face of this toad she happened upon back in 2016. She Tweeted the photo February 28 asking for opinions. What do you think?

Bill To Make Red Salamander Virginia’s State Amphibian Awaits Governor’s Signature

The red salamander may become the official salamander of Virginia.

Michigan Biologists In Need Of Volunteer Frog Counters

Help Michigan count frogs and toads this spring.

Captive-Bred Northern Corroboree Frogs To Be Released In Semi-Wild Enclosures

They are the result of new breeding techniques and their release is a new approach to locating wild reintroduction sites.

Honolulu Zoo Now Home To Three Japanese Giant Salamanders

The Japanese giant salamander is listed as near threatened by the IUCN due to pollution and habitat loss.

Toad Eats Beetle Then Pukes It Out After Beetle Lets Loose Chemical Defense

The bombardier beetle has a novel defense when ingested, it lets loose a toxic chemical spray from its abdomen.

Connecticut Needs Folks To Count Frogs

Can you distinguish the call of a spring peeper? If so, the Connecticut chapters of FrogWatch USA needs you to help them count.

Romeo, The Last Frog Of His Species Seeks Mate Through Match.com

Romeo, a Sehuencas water frog (Telmatobius yuracare) is looking for a mate.

The Solution For Keeping Monitor Lizards From Raiding Sea Turtle Nests? Cane Toads

Researchers have found that dead cane toads placed on top of sea turtle nests deter monitor lizards from pilfering the eggs.

Salt Shown To Clear Chytrid Fungus From Frogs

Translocated Australian green and golden bell frogs bred in captivity and released into habitats where salt was added to the water resulted in a 70 percent increased survival rate.

More Than 80% Of Amphibian Species In India's Western Ghats Under Threat Of Extinction

Noted Indian herpetologist Dr. SD Biju says that 80 percent of amphibian species in India are threatened with extinction.

Cane Toads Rapidly Adjust To Cooler Temperatures, Study Says

The cane toad, native to Central America, is invasive in Australia and Hawaii.

U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Case On Dusky Gopher Frog Critical Habitat Protections

The dusky gopher frog was previously found in just a single pond in Mississippi.

500 Captive-Bred Variable Harlequin Frogs Released To The Wilds Of Panama

Variable harlequin frogs have been decimated by the chytrid fungus. These 500 released frogs will be observed to understand disease dynamics in relation to the release trials.

Lawsuit Filed To Protect Neuse River Waterdog

The USFWS was first served a petition to protect the amphibian in 2010 and failed to act on the petition.

Two New Amazon Treefrog Species Described, One Named After Stanley Kubrick

The devil's treefrog and Kubrick's treefrog were thought to be a single species, the Sarayacu treefrog.

Black Warrior Waterdog Receives Endangered Species Act Protection

Also known as the Alabama mudpuppy, Necturus alabamnesis is in danger of extinction throughout its entire range.

New Species Of Night Frog Discovered In India’s Western Ghats

Nyctibatrachus mewasinghi, or Mewa Singh’s night frog, is a light brown in coloration and its belly is off white.

Malayan Horned Frog Care And Breeding

Essential tips for successful Malayan horned frog husbandry and reproduction.
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