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An international team of researchers has made important progress in understanding the distribution of the deadly amphibian chytrid pathogen.
Amphibians at high elevations can tolerate temperature changes, but susceptible to deadly fungus
A 10-year study shows some good news for frogs and toads on national wildlife refuges.
The combination of the herbicide atrazine and a fungal disease is particularly deadly to frogs, shows new research from a University of South Florida laboratory, which has been investigating the global demise of amphibian populations.
Physically speaking, bullfrogs should be able to cover more distance in a single hop then they often do. Scientists have observed these amphibians clearing about four feet per jump, but rarely more than this, while other frog species can travel at more than seven feet per hop.
A two-year study from Oregon State and the University of Pittsburgh reveals bullfrogs are not only tolerant carriers that spread chytrid fungus, as previously thought. The bullfrogs are also dying from the pathogen.
The number of frogs, toads and salamanders in the US could be falling at an even more severe and widespread rate than previously believed, and even amphibian populations thought to be stable are actually on the decline.
For years, scientists have been on the trail of a slippery culprit responsible for a deadly fungus, and they’ve finally found the culprit: the African clawed frog.
Wildlife Conservation Society A team of scientists led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the National University of Singapore (NUS), revealed in a new study, for the first time, the presence of the pathogenic chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) in amphibians sampled in Singapore. And the American bullfrog may be a central player in the spread of the disease. The study appears in the current issue of the journal EcoHealth, and is the first to consider the role...
In addition to the stresses placed on amphibians, or perhaps because of them, they are now more likely to succumb to debilitating infectious diseases.
The Angola River Frog (Amietia angolensis) known also as the Common River Frog, is a species of frog belonging to the Pyxicephalidae family. It was previously placed in the Ranidae family. It is located in Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Swaziland, South Africa, Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and possibly Namibia. Its natural habitats are tropical or subtropical moist lowland forests, tropical or subtropical...
The Micro Frog (Microbatrachella capensis) is a minute species of frog belonging to the Pyxicephalidae family, in the monotypic genus Microbatrachella. At about .71 inches long, it is one of the smallest regional species. Its color varies from rufous brown with dark mottling, to tan or green, depending on the population. It is native to the south-western Cape area of South Africa, with a single population located on the Cape Flats of Cape Town and a series of populations on the eastern...
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