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A deadly fungal disease is killing salamanders across Europe and biologists believe it’s only a matter of time before the fungus starts ravaging salamanders in North America, according to a new report in the journal Science.
A deadly disease wiping out salamanders in Europe will reach the U.S.
An international team of researchers has made important progress in understanding the distribution of the deadly amphibian chytrid pathogen.
Amphibians at high elevations can tolerate temperature changes, but susceptible to deadly fungus
For the last 40 years, amphibian species around the world have been dying out. A type of chytrid fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, was identified in 1998 as causing skin infections in frogs. Since then, it has become recognized as a leading contributor to worldwide amphibian decline.
A new species of fungus that eats amphibians' skin has ravaged the fire salamander population in the Netherlands, bringing it close to regional extinction.
A two-year study from Oregon State and the University of Pittsburgh reveals bullfrogs are not only tolerant carriers that spread chytrid fungus, as previously thought. The bullfrogs are also dying from the pathogen.
For years, scientists have been on the trail of a slippery culprit responsible for a deadly fungus, and they’ve finally found the culprit: the African clawed frog.
Wildlife Conservation Society A team of scientists led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the National University of Singapore (NUS), revealed in a new study, for the first time, the presence of the pathogenic chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) in amphibians sampled in Singapore. And the American bullfrog may be a central player in the spread of the disease. The study appears in the current issue of the journal EcoHealth, and is the first to consider the role...
Researchers from the Smithsonian's Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project race to save frogs from a devastating disease by breeding them in captivity
The Foothill Yellow-Legged Frog (Rana boylii) is a small frog measuring about 1.46 to 3.2 inches. It belongs to the genus Rana within the Ranidae family. This species can be found from northern Oregon, down California’s west coast, and into Baja California, Mexico. Both the Columbia Spotted Frog and the Cascades Frog, also part of the Rana genus, reside in the northern regions of this frog’s territory. They show a preference for living in streams and rivers, and lay their eggs in masses...
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