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Ozzy
2014-11-11 08:14:07

What happens when you combine Ozzy Osbourne-loving scientists with the Brazilian rainforest? You get a new species of frog named the Dendropsophus ozzi with a high-pitched chirpy call.

Researchers Discover For First Time That Rare Bush Frog Breeds In Bamboo
2014-10-30 03:53:56

Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have discovered a new reproductive mode in frogs and toads - breeding and laying direct developing eggs in live bamboo with narrow openings - which was observed in the white spotted bush frog (Raorchestes chalazodes).

leopard frog
2014-10-30 09:24:37

While some scientists must travel to far-off exotic locations to discover new species, one team of American researchers found a new species in a much less desolate location – New York City.

Warning Coloration Paved The Way For Louder Calls In Certain Species Of Poisonous Frogs
2014-10-28 03:08:00

Frogs are well-known for being among the loudest amphibians, but new research indicates that the development of this trait followed another: bright coloration.

Wood Frog Color Polymorphism
2014-09-29 03:30:38

Scientists have found amphibians worldwide are breeding earlier due to climate change, but how that affects species is just now being answered.

New Poison Dart Frog Species Discovered In Donoso, Panama
2014-09-29 03:12:01

A bright orange poison dart frog with a unique call was discovered in Donoso, Panama

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

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

Recently, Malaysian herpetologist Juliana Senawi puzzled over an unfamiliar orange-striped, yellow-speckled frog she’d live-caught in swampland on the Malay Peninsula.

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

Assistant Professor of Biology Alex Pyron has created the only large-scale biogeographic analysis of its kind.

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

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.


Latest Frog Reference Libraries

Wood Frog, Rana sylvatica
2014-11-18 13:48:48

The Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica) has a broad distribution over North America, stretching from the southern Appalachians to the boreal forest with several notable disjunct populations including lowland eastern North Carolina. This frog has garnered attention by biologist over the last century due to its freeze tolerance, relatively great degree of terrestrialism, interesting habitat associations, and relatively long-range movements. The wood frog is the state amphibian of New York. Similar to...

Common Frog, Rana temporaria
2014-11-18 12:09:00

The Common Frog (Rana temporaria), known also as the European Common Frog or the European Common Brown Frog, is located throughout much of Europe as far north as well north of the Arctic Circle in Scandinavia and as far east as the Urals, except for the majority of Iberia, southern Italy, and the southern Balkans. The farthest west it can be found is Ireland, where it has long been considered erroneously to be an entirely introduced species. These frogs measure about 2.4 to 3.5 inches and...

Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog, Rana muscosa
2014-11-18 12:06:30

The Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog (Rana muscosa) is a true frog native to California. They can be found in mountain creeks and lakes, meadow streams, isolated pools, and lake borders. They are usually found near steep-gradient streams of a chaparral belt or other water sources around 1,200 to 7,750 feet above sea level. The Southern Mountain Yellow-legged Frog is endangered and the Sierra Mountain Yellow-legged Frog is threatened. This is a small frog, measuring about 5 to 7.5 centimeters....

Columbia Spotted Frog, Rana luteiventris
2014-11-05 12:27:54

The Columbia Spotted Frog (Rana luteiventris) is a North American species of frog. It’s green to brown in coloration with spots on the dorsal surface. The belly and the upper lip are white. Individuals can be distinguished from other Rana species by their shorter back legs, upturned eyes, and narrow snout. Since they spend the majority of their time within the water, they also have more webbing in their hind feet than similar species. Although they are not threatened, the animal has been...

Japanese Brown Frog, Rana japonica
2014-11-05 12:25:09

The Japanese Brown Frog (Rana japonica) is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family. It is native to Japan. Its natural habitats include temperate grasslands, rivers, swamps, irrigated land, and seasonally flooded agricultural land. Some defining characteristics include a slender and reddish brown body with a long and narrow head. The average snout to vent length is 48 millimeters for males. The females are normally much larger than the males, with lengths of about 54 millimeters....

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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.