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2011-07-14 10:25:00

Scientists searching the mountains of Borneo made a surprise discovery of a rainbow toad that had not been seen since 1924 by European explorers and had never been photographed until now, BBC News reports. The explorers are overjoyed with the finding of the wildly-colored frog that had not been seen in 87 years. The Bornean rainbow toad, also known as the Sambas Stream toad (Ansonia latidisca), was rediscovered on Borneo in the Malaysian state of Sarawak by a local team of scientists...

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2011-07-13 11:51:18

Current and proposed border fences pose significant threats to wildlife populations, with those animals living in border regions along the Texas Gulf and California coasts showing some of the greatest vulnerability, a new study from The University of Texas at Austin shows. "Our study is the first comprehensive analysis of threats to species across the entire U.S.-Mexico border," says Jesse Lasky, a graduate student in the laboratory of Tim Keitt, associate professor of integrative biology....

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2011-06-14 13:16:16

Smithsonian scientists have confirmed that chytridiomycosis, a rapidly spreading amphibian disease, has reached a site near Panama's Darien region. This was the last area in the entire mountainous neotropics to be free of the disease. This is troubling news for the Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project, a consortium of nine U.S. and Panamanian institutions that aims to rescue 20 species of frogs in imminent danger of extinction. Chytridiomycosis has been linked to dramatic...

2011-06-10 06:37:43

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Proteins found in frog skin may be used to treat cancer, diabetes, stroke and transplant patients by regulating the growth of blood vessels, according to new research. Investigators from Queen's University Belfast identified two proteins that can be used to regulate angiogenesis, which is the process by which blood vessels grow in the body. They say this discovery could potentially help them develop new treatments for more than 70 major diseases and conditions that...

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2011-05-27 10:43:39

Study from Romania highlights the importance of traditional agriculture in protecting amphibians Traditional agricultural practices can make a major contribution to preserving biodiversity in the EU's new member states in Central and Eastern Europe. By contrast, the construction of roads and the intensification of agriculture currently encouraged by EU farming subsidies pose a threat to amphibians. The rich natural environment still extant in many accession countries is under threat,...

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2011-05-20 09:42:06

New findings of researchers from Tel-Aviv University show that predator-prey interactions between ground beetles of the genus Epomis and amphibians are much more complex than expected. The study was published in the open access journal Zoo Keys. "Amphibians are typical insect predators and their diet may include adult beetles, ground beetles in particular. The recently filmed successful attacks of the beetles on toads and frogs brought new insights on the amphibian-insect interactions, and...

2011-05-16 19:59:18

River flow fluctuations downstream of dams are often out of sync with natural flow patterns and can have significant negative effects on aquatic species, such as native frogs, according to a team of scientists from the USDA Forest Service's Pacific Southwest Research Station, the University of California, Davis and the University of California, Berkeley. The team examined how altered water flows caused by hydroelectric dams impact the life cycle of the foothill yellow-legged frog (Rana...

2011-04-26 13:06:00

LONGMONT, Colo., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rebit(TM) Inc., the company dedicated to making backup and recovery for PC users "ridiculously simple," today announced that 10% of all Rebit software purchased through www.Rebit.com on Save The Frogs Day (April 29) will be donated to SAVETHEFROGS!, the only charity dedicated exclusively to amphibian conservation. "The Rebit frog logo has captured the affection of our employees, partners, and customers," commented Charlene Murphy, executive...

2011-04-26 09:57:00

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rancho Verde High School in Moreno Valley, CA is the first school to accept a challenge by the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) to discontinue animal dissections. In conjunction with the "Race to Stop Dissections" contest organized by Save the Frogs!, AWI has partnered with Digital Frog International to provide a full Digital Frog 2.5 (voted BEST dissection alternative by eSchool News readers) license to the first 25 schools that commit...

2011-04-08 13:28:48

Functional change ('modal shift') of the TRP channel through evolution The animals on the earth have adapted themselves to the environmental temperature changes such as hot in deserts, or cold in the glacial epochs. However, the molecular mechanism for adaptation to thermal environments in the evolutionary process involving temperature sensors was not well understood. Professor Makoto Tominaga and Assistant Professor Shigeru Saito at The National Institute for Physiological Sciences (Okazaki...


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African Red Toad, Schismaderma Carens
2013-11-22 13:31:33

The African Red Toad, Schismaderma Carens, known also as the African Split-Skin Toad, is a species of toad belonging to the family Bufonidae. It’s monotypic within the genus Schismaderma. It is located in Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and possibly Lesotho. The natural habitats are dry savanna, moist savanna, tropical or subtropical dry shrubland, tropical or subtropical moist...

Argentine Horned Frog, Ceratophrys Ornata
2013-11-22 09:57:33

The Argentine Horned Frog, Ceratophrys Ornata, also known as the Argentine Wide-Mouthed Frog or Pacman frog, is the most common species of Horned frog, located in the rain forests or Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. As a voracious eater, it will attempt to swallow anything that moves close to its wide mouth, such as insects, lizards, rodents, and other frogs, even if this predator would suffocate in the process. The female frog can grow to be 6.5 inches snout to vent and the males can reach...

Littlejohn’s Tree Frog, Litoria littlejohni
2013-10-09 12:26:27

The Littlejohn’s Tree Frog (Litoria littlejohni), known also as the Heath Frog or the Orange-Bellied Tree Frog, is a species of tree frog that is native to eastern Australia from Wyong, New South Wales, to Buchan, Victoria. Measuring about 60 millimeters in length, this frog is of medium size. It is usually brown or grey-brown on the dorsal surface with many scattered darker colored flecks and spots. Often, a faint darker patch is featured on the back. A dark line extends from behind the...

Orange-Thighed Frog, Litoria xanthomera
2013-10-08 13:38:49

The Orange-Thighed Frog (Litoria xanthomera) is a tree frog that is native to a small area of tropical Queensland, Australia. It is a green frog with distinctly orange colored eyes, and is much like the Red-Eyed Tree Frog (Litoria chloris) in appearance. Reaching a length of about 5.5 centimeters, this frog is of medium size. It is slender, with a thin body, flat head, and large eyes, which are orange. The dorsal surface is green, with bright yellow feet and vocal sac, and a yellow band...

Tyler’s Tree Frog, Litoria tyleri
2013-10-08 13:30:08

Tyler’s Tree Frog (Litoria tyleri), known also as the Southern Laughing Tree Frog, is an arboreal tree frog that is native to eastern Australia. It occurs from southeast Queensland to the south coast of New South Wales. It is usually a coastal species and isn’t found inland. It is grey-brown to fawn on its dorsal surface, and a whitish yellow color on its ventral surface. The females are larger than the males and reach a maximum length of about 50 millimeters. You can see green colored...

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