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2011-02-23 13:41:22

Scientists hope the toxic cane toad that has rampaged around northeastern Australia may at last be stopped.

2011-02-16 16:29:20

Frogs appear to be very sensitive to progestogens, a kind of pharmaceutical that is released into the environment.

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2011-01-26 12:31:02

Amphibian experts have long wrangled over the origins of the Greenhouse frog (Eleutherodactylus planirostris) and the Cuban treefrog (Osteopilus septentrionalis).

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2011-01-13 10:18:55

Zoologists of the University Jena clarify the role of the gene FOXN3 for the development of the clawed frog.

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2010-11-17 14:00:00

As frogs around the world continue to disappear—many killed by a rapidly spreading disease called chytridiomycosis, which attacks the skin cells of amphibians—one critically endangered species has received an encouraging boost.

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2010-11-17 06:00:00

Scientists searching for frogs thought to be extinct have instead discovered three new species in Colombia, including two toads and a poisonous rocket frog.

2010-11-10 07:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- frog design today announced a collaboration with UNICEF as the organization's lead design and innovation partner on Project Mwana, a major mHealth initiative to improve maternal and infant health and welfare in peri-urban Malawi and rural Zambia.

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2010-10-08 08:58:21

Common frog (Rana temporaria) populations across the UK are suffering dramatic population crashes due to infection from the emerging disease Ranavirus.

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2010-09-29 09:25:34

New drug treatment triggers sodium ions to regrow nerves and muscle; could extend treatment window for acute injuries.

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2010-09-22 09:15:00

Three long-lost species of frogs and lizards thought extinct have been re-discovered by scientists who are on a global hunt for "lost" amphibians.


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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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