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2008-05-22 11:40:00

Researchers have discovered the 290 million-year-old fossil of a so-called “frogamander,” which could finally set the record straight in a long-lived debate over amphibian ancestry.

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2008-05-21 12:35:00

The description of an ancient amphibian that millions of years ago swam in quiet pools and caught mayflies on the surrounding land in Texas has set to rest one of the greatest current controversies in vertebrate evolution.

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2008-04-16 16:50:00

A new study suggests that road-related death, or road-kill, possibly contributes to the worldwide decline of frogs, a trend that has concerned and puzzled scientists for decades.

2008-04-07 16:43:41

The first lungless frog has been discovered lurking in the jungles of Borneo. The enigmatic amphibian, dubbed Barbourula kalimantanensis, apparently gets all the oxygen it needs through its skin. Scientists first saw one of these frogs 30 years ago, but due to their rarity, just one other specimen had been collected since then and neither had been dissected. "No one thought to open them up - there was no real reason to believe that they could be lungless," said...

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2008-02-22 09:35:00

MU study suggests salamanders are 'keystone' species

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2006-04-25 18:32:13

Two rare salamanders that live in rocky patches within old growth forests along the Klamath River don't need Endangered Species Act protection because existing state and federal protections are adequate to maintain their habitat, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday.


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2008-09-17 12:31:51

The Two-toed Amphiuma (Amphiuma means), is a snake-like salamander find primarily in southeastern Unites States. The range extends from southeastern Virginia to Florida, and west to Louisiana. The habitat is coastal plains where they can be found in acidic waters of swamps, bayous, and sometimes drainage ditch. This salamander is commonly, but incorrectly, called Congo Snake, Congo Eel or Blind Eel. This salamander grows to about 36 inches long. It has four legs that end with two or three...

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