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Small insects attacks and kill amphibians much bigger than themselves
New findings of researchers from Tel-Aviv University show that predator-prey interactions between ground beetles of the genus Epomis and amphibians are much more complex than expected. View News Article (2011-05-23)

Discovery in the evolution of the immune system absorbing cells
Led by Dr J Oriol Sunyer, of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and formed by researchers from Philadelphia, St Louis and Idaho (USA) and by Dr Lluís Tort of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, the group has been able to show that B cells in fish as well as in amphibians are capable of strong phagocytosis both in in vivo and in vitro experiments. View News Article (2006-10-05)

Study Confirms Amphibians' Ability to Predict Changes in Biodiversity
Biologists have long suspected that amphibians, whose moist permeable skins make them susceptible to slight changes in the environment, might be good bellwethers for impending alterations in biodiversity during rapid climate change. View News Article (2008-10-29)

The first gene-encoded amphibian toxin isolated
Researchers in China have discovered the first protein-based toxin in an amphibian -a 60 amino acid neurotoxin found in the skin of a Chinese tree frog. This finding may help shed more light into both the evolution of amphibians and the evolution of poison. View News Article (2009-08-18)

Researchers complete first major survey of amphibian fungus in Asia
An international team of researchers has completed the first major survey in Asia of a deadly fungus that has wiped out more than 200 species of amphibians worldwide. View News Article (2011-08-18)

Traffic harms Asturian amphibians
The roads are the main cause of fragmenting the habitats of many species, especially amphibians, as they cause them to be run over and a loss of genetic diversity. View News Article (2012-04-13)

Common pesticides kill amphibian parasites, study finds
The combined effects of pesticides and parasites threaten wildlife populations worldwide (e.g. amphibians, honeybees).  View News Article (2016-04-05)

Global map shows new patterns of extinction risk
The most detailed world map of mammals, birds and amphibians ever produced shows that endangered species from these groups do not inhabit the same geographical areas, says new research published today. View News Article (2006-11-02)

Richness mapping and prediction of amphibians in Southern and Central China
Systematic conservation planning is a multiple-objective process. Identification of important areas and species with high conservation priority is two of the research objectives. View News Article (2013-09-23)

Amphibians: Beware young beetles' deadly 'siren call'
Ground beetles can immobilize and devour amphibian prey many times their size. Now Gil Wizen, a graduate student of Tel Aviv University's Department of Zoology, has discovered that they have an additional advantage - the larvae of these beetles, like their fully grown adult counterparts, have a unique method for luring and feeding off amphibians.  View News Article (2011-09-27)

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