Latest Chytridiomycosis Stories
The worldâ€™s leading amphibian experts have come together and for the first time identified two major conservation initiatives to protect the amphibians of the world from becoming extinct.
A fatal fungus that has killed hundreds of different kinds of frogs in the US is now harming five different frog species in the Philippines, experts announced on Wednesday.
Scientists are rescuing dozens of one of the world's most rarest species of amphibians, the mountain chicken frog.
A U.S. study suggests amphibians might be able to develop immunity to the fatal fungus disease that is reducing the Earth's amphibian populations. Jonathan Richmond of the U.S.
New evidence suggests that both acquired and innate immunity play a role in fighting off the fungal disease that is leading to dramatic declines in amphibian populations worldwide.
Devastating declines of amphibian species around the world are a sign of a biodiversity disaster larger than just frogs, salamanders and their ilk, according to researchers from the University of California, Berkeley.
One third of amphibians currently face extinction. This massive global decline in their population is largely due the chytrid fungus which is causing disease and killing many species. But according to recent findings, conservationists may be able to beat the fungus with bacteria.
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Two frog species feared extinct have been rediscovered in Colombia, a boost for scientists battling to save rare amphibians threatened by a deadly disease.
By Mike Power PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - A deadly fungus is creeping through Panama, killing hundreds of thousands of amphibians and putting the country's national symbol, the golden frog, at risk of extinction, scientists say.
Archey’s frog (Leiopelma archeyi) is one of three or four living species within the Leiopelma genus, which holds frogs that are native to New Zealand. This species can only be found along the Coromandel Peninsula and because it has not changed much throughout the past two hundred million years, it is considered to be a living fossil. Little is known about the habits of Archey’s frog, but it is known to be terrestrial, inhabiting damp areas at high elevations. It is thought that males...
Mountain Harlequin Frog, Atelopus Certus, is a species of toad belonging to the family Bufonidae. This toad is native to the Darien region of eastern Panama, and its type locality is Cerro Sapo, providing it with its common name, Mountain Harlequin Frog. Its natural habitats are tropical or subtropical moist lowland forests, tropical or subtropical moist montane forests, and rivers. This species is threatened mostly by the advancing wave of chytridiomycosis moving through Central...
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