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Recently, Malaysian herpetologist Juliana Senawi puzzled over an unfamiliar orange-striped, yellow-speckled frog she’d live-caught in swampland on the Malay Peninsula.
Assistant Professor of Biology Alex Pyron has created the only large-scale biogeographic analysis of its kind.
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.
“Bull Frog” release 2.0 is the first shared source software stack to include full featured support for DVB, including DVB Service Information (SI).
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.
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.
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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.
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.
By hightailing it to nearby ponds and shallow waterways, frogs and salamanders have – until now – had a way to evade exotic trout introduced to the West's high-mountain lakes for recreational fishing.
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...
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...
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....
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...
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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