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2014-09-10 23:10:21

At the eve of the IBC 2014 show, Wyplay, creator of software solutions for leading pay-TV operators, reflects on one year of progress since the announcement of its Frog initiative and highlights the key themes it will showcase on the exhibition’s floor at the RAI Amsterdam (Hall 5.A11). Marseille, France (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 At the eve of the IBC 2014 show, Wyplay, creator of software solutions for leading pay-TV operators, reflects on one year of progress since the announcement...

Genetics Say A New Species Of Frog Can Have A Doppelganger
2014-08-11 03:41:59

University of Kansas Recently, Malaysian herpetologist Juliana Senawi puzzled over an unfamiliar orange-striped, yellow-speckled frog she’d live-caught in swampland on the Malay Peninsula. She showed the frog to Chan Kin Onn, a fellow herpetologist pursuing his doctorate at the University of Kansas. They wondered — was this striking frog with an appearance unlike others nearby in the central peninsula an unidentified species? Poring over records to find out, the researchers saw...

Pseudophilautus poppiae
2014-08-05 03:30:16

Lauren Ingeno, George Washington University Assistant Professor of Biology Alex Pyron has created the only large-scale biogeographic analysis of its kind. There are more than 7,000 known species of amphibians that can be found in nearly every type of ecosystem on six continents. But there have been few attempts to understand exactly when and how frogs, toads, salamanders and caecilians have moved across the planet throughout time. Armed with DNA sequence data, Alex Pyron, an...

Tiny New Species Of Frog Discovered In Brazil Receives Heroic Name
2014-07-28 03:22:48

Pensoft Publishers The Atlantic Forest is a hotspot of biodiversity and one of the most species richness biome of anurans (frogs, tree-frogs, and toads) in the world. However, current levels of diversity might be still underestimated. In the past few years there has been an increase in the description of new endemic species of this biome along with the advance of molecular techniques and availability of samples for DNA analysis. Using a more extensive number of samples for molecular...

2014-07-16 23:04:44

“Bull Frog” release 2.0 is the first shared source software stack to include full featured support for DVB, including DVB Service Information (SI). Source code and reference implementation on ST Microelectronics and Broadcom chipsets available immediately for all 50+ Frog Licensees. Marseille, France (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Wyplay, creator of software solutions for leading pay-TV operators, today announced the immediate availability of version 2.0 of its set-top box middleware,...

Frog Larvae Have Developed A Defensive Response Against The Red Swamp Crayfish
2014-07-10 03:35:29

FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology The common frog is one of the amphibians with the highest distribution in the Iberian Peninsula. It reproduces preferably in permanent areas of water where it comes into contact with the red swamp crayfish, which preys on its larvae. Research carried out by the Spaniard Germán Orizaola from the University of Uppsala (Sweden) confirms that the larvae of these frogs have developed a defensive response to the invasive species. They also...

burrowing frog
2014-07-01 03:45:29

Society for Experimental Biology Scientists at the University of Queensland, Australia, have identified key genes that help burrowing frogs avoid muscle wastage whilst they are dormant. These genetic insights could help prevent muscle atrophy in bedridden human patients, or even astronauts. For most mammals, including humans, when muscles are inactive over a long period, they lose condition and waste away. However, some animals can remain dormant for several months and yet suffer...

2014-06-24 08:26:03

Bob "Daddy-O" Wade's art returns to original location in historic neighborhood DALLAS, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty years after Texas artist Bob "Daddy-O" Wade's famous dancing frogs were removed from the rooftop of a Dallas nightclub, Taco Cabana(®) is bringing them back to their original address in the historic Lower Greenville entertainment district. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140605/94894 The famous 10-foot "Tango Frogs", named after the '80s nightclub...

pacman frog mighty tongue
2014-06-13 06:54:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The tongues of horned frogs are capable of lifting up to three times their own bodyweight, thanks to a biological mechanism comparable to adhesive tape, according to a new study published Thursday in the journal Scientific Reports. Dr. Thomas Kleinteich of the University of Kiel in Germany and his colleagues conducted a series of experiments in which they placed a horned frog in front of a glass slide, and then tempted it by...

Researchers Discover Unusual Parenting Behavior By A Southeast Asian Treefrog
2014-05-30 03:50:49

National University of Singapore Study shows parental care increases survival of offspring in Chiromantis hansenae, the only treefrog in the region with this behavior Researchers from the Department of Biological Sciences at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Science have discovered that a Southeast Asian species of treefrog practices parental care to increase the likelihood of survival of its offspring. Chiromantis hansenae (C. hansenae), is currently the only...


Latest Frog Reference Libraries

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...

Malabar Tree Toad, Pedostibes Tuberculosus
2014-09-15 16:22:26

The Malabar Tree Toad, Pedostibes Tuberculosus, is a species of toad located in forests along the Western Ghats of India south of Goa. It is small and it can be found in wet tree hollows or leaf bases that contain water. This slender frog features a moderately sized head with a pointed snout and vertical lores. The distance between the eyes is as wide as the width of the upper eyelid. The opening of the ear is well marked and is about a third of the diameter of the eye. The fingers are...

Golfodulcean Poison Frog, Phyllobates Vittatus
2014-09-12 08:59:50

The Golfodulcean Poison Frog, Phyllobates Vittatus, is a species of frog belonging to the Dendrobatidae family that is native to Costa Rica. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical, moist, lowland forests and rivers. It’s threatened by habitat loss. Like all members of the genus Phyllobates, Golfodulcean Poison Frogs have highly potent neurotoxin alkaloid poisons in their skin. While it’s only the fourth most toxic of the genus, the Golfodulcean Poison Frog is still a highly...

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...

Golden Poison Frog, Phyllobates Terribilis
2014-09-12 08:44:46

The Golden Poison Frog, Phyllobates Terribilis, known also as the Golden Frog, Golden Poison Arrow Frog or the Golden Dart Frog, is a poison dart frog that is native to the Pacific coast of Colombia. The optimal habitat of this frog is the rainforest with high rain rates, altitudes between 100 and 200 meters, temperatures of at least 26 degrees Celsius, and relative humidity of 80 to 90 percent. While in the wild, this is a social animal, living in groups of up to six individuals; however,...

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