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2010-03-11 12:30:25

USDA Forest Service researchers found that site fidelity, the tendency to return to previously occupied habitats, is strong in the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog. Research showed how the cumulative effects of a changing climate and introduced non-native trout are negatively impacting the habitat of a species already gone from 90 percent of its historic localities, and will further stress frogs with strong site fidelity. In a 10-year study using mark-recapture methods, Kathleen Matthews and...

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2008-10-28 14:29:18

A new study found that amphibian populations at Yellowstone National Park are in steep decline. Researchers point to climate change, which is causing the wetlands where animals breed and live to dry out. The park, which stretches over 9,000 sq km in the western U.S., shares land in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. U.S. congress granted Yellowstone national park status on 1 March 1872. The park's vast forests and grasslands are also home to grizzly bears, wolves and bison. However, all eyes are on...


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Foothill Yellow-Legged Frog, Rana boylii
2014-09-16 08:43:34

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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2008-12-18 20:22:47

The marsh Frog (Rana ridibunda), is the largest native European species of frog. It occurs in the largest part of Europe, in Asian Russia to Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is also found in the Chinese province of Xinjiang. Its habitat is waters that are approximately 15 degrees Celsius (59 degrees Fahrenheit). The marsh frog is a true frog and is known as a "˜green frog' to distinguish from other, more terrestrial frogs which are known as "˜brown frogs'. The marsh frog reaches a maximum...

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