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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.

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.

Could The Arroyo Toad Block Trump’s Border Wall?

There are an estimated 3,000 Arroyo toad's of breeding age left in the wild.

New Frog Species Discovered In India

Odorrana arunachalensis can be seen during the wet season and is adapted for a life in fast moving waters.

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.

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.

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's populations have dwindle in 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.

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.

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.

Teen In Maine Finds "Rare Blue" Green Frog

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

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.

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

The mountain yellow-legged frog has seen its population numbers crash due to the chytrid fungus.

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

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.

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."

Owner's 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.

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.

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.

New Frog Species Discovered in Laterite Rock Formations of India

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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