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2010-08-30 08:29:40

Ever hear of the old tale, if you kiss a frog he will turn into a prince? This old tale may turn into a truthful reality.

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2010-08-26 22:30:54

Scientists today reported that frog skin contains natural substances that could be the basis for a powerful new genre of antibiotics.

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2010-08-25 09:55:00

Scientists have discovered one of the world's tiniest frogs the size of a pea in the forests of Borneo.

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2010-08-09 12:55:00

Conservationists are scouring the world for frog species that are thought to be extinct, but may just be hanging on.

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2010-08-07 10:35:00

The evolution of a group of muscled frogs scattered throughout Asia is telling geologists about the sequence of events that led to the rise of the Himalayas and the Tibetan plateau starting more than 55 million years ago.

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2010-08-06 14:35:00

Genetic analysis of 24 spiny frogs supports minority theory of India's collision with Asia.

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2010-08-03 08:21:01

Scientists track amphibian populations because these animals are sensitive to changes in their environment and can serve as “canaries in the coal mine” to give researchers early warnings about pollution or other ecological problems.

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2010-07-22 09:05:48

Researchers found that frogs became proficient at jumping before they perfected landing.

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2010-07-20 08:12:39

Incidence of a lethal infectious disease moves at a rate of 30 kilometers per year.

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2010-07-12 08:05:00

A team from the University of Nottingham has been using a Mexican aquatic salamander called an axolotl to study the evolution and genetics of stem cells - research that supports the development of regenerative medicine to treat the consequences of disease and injury using stem cell therapies.


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'.