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2011-04-26 13:06:00

LONGMONT, Colo., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rebit(TM) Inc., the company dedicated to making backup and recovery for PC users "ridiculously simple," today announced that 10% of all Rebit software purchased through www.Rebit.com on Save The Frogs Day (April 29) will be donated to SAVETHEFROGS!, the only charity dedicated exclusively to amphibian conservation. "The Rebit frog logo has captured the affection of our employees, partners, and customers," commented Charlene Murphy, executive vice...

2011-04-25 16:40:38

Amphibian declines around the world have forced many species to the brink of extinction, are much more complex than realized and have multiple causes that are still not fully understood, researchers conclude in a new report.

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2011-03-08 06:35:00

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.

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2011-01-13 10:18:55

Zoologists of the University Jena clarify the role of the gene FOXN3 for the development of the clawed frog.

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2010-11-17 14:00:00

As frogs around the world continue to disappear—many killed by a rapidly spreading disease called chytridiomycosis, which attacks the skin cells of amphibians—one critically endangered species has received an encouraging boost.

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2010-11-04 06:10:00

A tiny frog, whose body is less than a half-inch long, feeds on toxic mites and releases their poison onto its skin to deter predators from eating it, scientists studying the amphibian reported on Wednesday.

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2010-09-22 09:15:00

Three long-lost species of frogs and lizards thought extinct have been re-discovered by scientists who are on a global hunt for "lost" amphibians.

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2010-08-25 09:55:00

Scientists have discovered one of the world's tiniest frogs the size of a pea in the forests of Borneo.

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2010-08-09 12:55:00

Conservationists are scouring the world for frog species that are thought to be extinct, but may just be hanging on.

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2010-08-03 08:21:01

Scientists track amphibian populations because these animals are sensitive to changes in their environment and can serve as “canaries in the coal mine” to give researchers early warnings about pollution or other ecological problems.


Latest Amphibian Reference Libraries

Wood Frog, Rana sylvatica
2014-11-18 13:48:48

The Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica) has a broad distribution over North America, stretching from the southern Appalachians to the boreal forest with several notable disjunct populations including lowland eastern North Carolina. This frog has garnered attention by biologist over the last century due to its freeze tolerance, relatively great degree of terrestrialism, interesting habitat associations, and relatively long-range movements. The wood frog is the state amphibian of New York. Similar to...

Strawberry Poison Dart Frog, Oophaga Pumilio
2014-09-12 08:52:55

The Strawberry Poison-Dart Frog, Oophaga Pumilio or Dendrobates Pumilio, is a species of small amphibian poison dart frog located in Central America. It’s common throughout its range, which stretches from eastern central Nicaragua through Costa Rica and northwestern Panama. The species is frequently found in humid lowlands and premontane forest, but populations of large size are also found in disturbed areas such as plantations. This frog is perhaps most famous for its widespread varieties...

Mindanao Horned Frog, Megophrys stejnegeri
2014-08-21 10:47:27

The Mindanao horned frog, also known as the Southeast Asian horned toad, is native to the Philippines and found only on the island of Mindanao. The habitat of this frog is tropical and subtropical moist forests, near ponds and rivers. The Mindanao horned frog can be found in elevations up to 1.5 miles as long as it has an ample water supply for breeding. The Mindanao horned frog has a large head and mouth in comparison to the body. It also has pointed horn-like humps sticking out above the...

Caecilian
2014-01-28 12:32:06

The Sagalla caecilian (Boulengerula niedini) is a long, earthworm-like amphibian from the family Caeciliidae. The species is native to the tiny area of south-eastern Kenya called Sagalla Hill. The Sagalla caecilian has a slender body, perfect for burrowing. Its skin is extremely pigmented, lending it a brownish color with a pinkish-red hint, and white cross segments that give the appearance of grooves. They can grow up to 12 inches in length. Along with tough skin and a bony head, the...

ringed caecilian
2014-01-28 11:21:49

The Ringed caecilian (Siphonops annulatus) is an amphibian species and a member of the Caeciliidae family. The species is native to South America, ranging Argentina, Volivia, Columbia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela. The Ringed caelilian inhabits tropical or subtropical areas. Lowland forests, savannah, shrubland, grassland, pastureland, plantations and rural gardens are all habitats the species may occupy. The Ringed caecilian is known to...

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