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How poison frog tadpoles escape their cannibalistic siblings
Poison frog tadpoles are dependent on parent for transportation, which helps them become separated from their cannibalistic siblings. (2017-05-15)
Newly identified tadpole disease found across the globe
Scientists have found that a newly identified and highly infectious tadpole disease is found in a diverse range of frog populations across the world. (2015-08-10)
'Old-fashioned fieldwork' puts new frog species on the map
Months of old-fashioned fieldwork helped define the range and unique characteristics of the recently discovered Atlantic Coast leopard frog. (2018-11-26)
An 'extinct' frog makes a comeback in Israel
The first amphibian to have been officially declared extinct by the International Union for Conservation of Nature has been rediscovered in the north of Israel after some 60 years and turns out to be a unique (2013-06-04)
Frogs' amazing leaps due to springy tendons
The secret to frogs' superlative jumping lies in their tendons. (2011-11-16)
Found: First lungless frog
Researchers have confirmed the first case of complete lunglessness in a frog, according to a report in the April 8 issue of Current Biology, a publication of Cell Press. (2008-04-07)
Scientists Discover Smallest Frog
A new frog discovered in Cuba by scientists funded by the National Science Foundation is the smallest in the Northern Hemisphere, and is tied for the world record with the smallest frog in the Southern Hemisphere, says a biologist from Pennsylvania State University in a paper published in the December issue of the journal Copeia (1996-12-18)
The rain frog that turned into a Sleeping beauty is a new species from the Peruvian Andes
A new species of rain frog was discovered in the premontane forests of the Peruvian central Andes. (2016-08-11)
Giant frog jumps continents
A giant frog fossil from Madagascar dubbed Beelzebufo or (2008-02-18)
Deforestation can have devastating impacts on frog populations
Increasingly, forests in Borneo, the world's third largest island, are being converted to plantations, which poses considerable threats to amphibians. (2015-09-21)
Frogs muscle-in on 'wasting' process
Scientific studies of a unique Australian frog could lead to the development of new ways to improve livestock production levels and boost the prospects of maintaining human muscle strength into old age. (2004-06-22)
Scientists Discover Smallest Frog
A new frog discovered in Cuba is the smallest in the Northern Hemisphere and is tied for the world record with the smallest frog in the Southern Hemisphere, say a team of biologists from Cuba and Penn State. (1996-11-25)
Prehistoric frogs face extinction
The world's most ancient frogs may soon be mined to extinction, if the New Zealand government's plans to open up a conservation area for mining go ahead. (2010-05-20)
Burrowers playing leapfrog? A new extraordinary diamond frog from Madagascar
In the remote, poorly explored and unprotected forests of Sorata, northern Madagascar, there are some bizarre and unknown animals lurking around. (2015-07-16)
Scientists discover 'giant fossil frog from hell'
A team of researchers, led by Stony Brook University paleontologist David Krause, has discovered the remains in Madagascar of what may be the largest frog ever to exist. (2008-02-20)
Frogs use calls to find mates with matching chromosomes, University of Missouri researchers find
When it comes to love songs, female tree frogs are pretty picky. (2011-12-27)
Amazonian frog has its own ant repellent
Special chemicals covering the skin of a tiny yellow-striped Amazonian frog provide a protective shield that wards off leaf-cutting ants allowing it to live comfortably among them. (2016-10-20)
Evolution of the animal temperature sensor: The functional adaptation to environmental change
Professor Makoto Tominaga and Assistant Professor Shigeru Saito at The National Institute for Physiological Sciences (Okazaki Institute for Integrative Bioscience) demonstrate that the molecule called TRP channels, serve as temperature sensors in animals, sense different temperature ranges between mammals and western clawed frog (amphibians) even the same type of the TRP channels have been investigated. (2011-04-07)
Killer disease decimates UK frog populations
Common frog (Rana temporaria) populations across the UK are suffering dramatic population crashes due to infection from the emerging disease Ranavirus, reveals research published in the Zoological Society of London's journal Animal Conservation. (2010-10-07)
Max Planck Scientists Report Molecular Details On The Interaction Of The Stress Hormone Corticotropin-Releasing Factor (CRF) And Its Receptor
Scientists of the Dept. of Molecular Neuroendocrinology, Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, Goettingen/Germany, identified the region of the human and frog (Xenopus laevis) CRF receptors (type 1) responsible for the binding of the stress hormone CRF and naturally occurring CRF analogs (Proc.Nat.Acad.Sci., Vol 95 (9), April 28, 1998). (1998-05-06)
New golden frog discovered in remote region of Colombia
A new poisonous frog was recently discovered in a remote mountainous region in Colombia by a team of young scientists supported by the Conservation Leadership Program. (2007-08-28)
Tree frogs speed up their life cycle when becoming lunch
Think again if you've always believed that events in the life cycle of animals happen consistently, almost rigidly, as part of the natural rhythm of nature. (2014-09-03)
An island haven for frogs in a sea of extinctions
New Guinea is one of the only places in the world where frogs are safe from the chytrid fungus that has made more than 90 species extinct. (2019-06-03)
Blooming health thanks to a frog
In the October 15 issue of the scientific journal Genes & Development, Dr. (2000-10-14)
Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog's site fidelity may lead to further decline
No longer found in 90 percent of its previously occupied habitat, the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog is further threatened by cumulative impacts of a changing climate, introduced non-native trout and site fidelity habits, hampering the breeding success of this imperiled frog. (2010-03-10)
Can a new species of frog have a doppelganger? Genetics say yes
Two look-alike frogs were shown by researchers at the University of Kansas to be separate species through genetic analysis. (2014-08-07)
Frogs reveal mechanism that determines viability of hybrids
Why are some hybrids viable and others not? It is known that this depends on the father species and the mother species. (2018-01-10)
Smithsonian scientists find the frog legs trade may facilitate spread of pathogens
Most countries throughout the world participate in the $40-million-per-year culinary trade of frog legs in some way, with 75 percent of frog legs consumed in France, Belgium and the United States. (2009-11-19)
Unique frog helps amphibian conservation efforts
A tropical frog -- the only one of its kind in the world -- is providing conservationists with exclusive insights into the genetic make-up of its closest endangered relatives. (2011-03-07)
New frog species discovered in India's wastelands
A team of researchers from India and the National University of Singapore has discovered a new species of narrow-mouthed frog in the laterite rock formations of India's coastal plains. (2016-03-10)
Green poison-dart frog varies mating call to suit situation
In the eyes of a female poison-dart frog, a red male isn't much brighter than a green one. (2013-11-11)
New species of frog sheds light on major biodiversity hotspot in southern India
An expedition to an isolated hill range located in Southern India along one of the top biodiversity hotspots in the world led to the discovery of a new, ancient lineage of frog endemic to the area, according to a study published today in the journal PeerJ. (2019-03-12)
Frogs illustrate the creative destruction of mass extinctions
Using the largest set of frog genetic data ever evaluated for evolutionary relationships, researchers discover not one but three explosions of new frog species, all concentrated in the aftermath of the mass die-off of most dinosaurs and many other species about 66 million years ago. (2017-07-03)
The 'paradox' of poisonous frog resistance against their own toxins explained
Researchers are now equipped with additional insight into how poisonous frogs may have evolved resistance against their own toxins, thanks to the results of a new study. (2017-09-21)
Invasive species in an ecosystem harm native organisms but aid other invasive species
The presence of an invasive species in an ecosystem makes native organisms more susceptible to pollutants and may encourage the spread of additional invasive species, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University at New York. (2018-10-23)
Dark and marked: Strikingly colored new fleshbelly frog from the Andean cloud forest
Carrying itself with a dark mask on its face and a broad shapeless white mark on its chest, a frog had been jumping across the Peruvian cloud forests of the Andes unrecognized by the scientific world. (2015-08-06)
Frog's immune system is key in fight against killer virus
Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London, have discovered how changes to a frog's immune system may be the key to beating a viral infection which is devastating frog populations across the UK. (2009-02-27)
Amber fossils provide oldest evidence of frogs in wet, tropical forests
99-million-year-old amber fossils from Myanmar provide the earliest evidence of frogs in wet, tropical forests. (2018-06-14)
Poison dart frog mimics gain when birds learn to stay away
Studying neotropical poison dart frogs, biologists at the University of Texas at Austin uncovered a new way that the frog species can evolve to look similar, and it hinges on the way predators learn to avoid the toxic, brightly colored amphibians. (2006-03-08)
Rapid transformation turns clinging tadpoles into digging adult frogs
The Indian Purple frog skeleton undergoes dramatic transformation as tadpoles clinging to underwater rocks become adults digging their way underground, according to a study published March 30, 2016, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Gayani Senevirathne from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, and colleagues. (2016-03-30)
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