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2009-05-20 08:10:00

A fatal fungus that has killed hundreds of different kinds of frogs in the US is now harming five different frog species in the Philippines, experts announced on Wednesday.

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2009-05-10 07:55:00

Scientists are rescuing dozens of one of the world's most rarest species of amphibians, the mountain chicken frog.

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2009-03-18 07:55:00

The "mountain chicken frog" of the tiny Caribbean island of Montserrat is the latest victim of a lethal fungal disease that is devastating amphibian populations throughout the world.

2009-02-03 12:36:40

Colombian scientists say they've discovered 10 new species of amphibians in the mountainous Tacarcuna area near the border with Panama. The newly discovered species include a spiky-skinned, orange-legged rain frog, three poison dart frogs and three glass frogs, so called because their transparent skin can reveal internal organs. The scientists, led by herpetologists from Conservation International in Colombia and ornithologists from the Ecotropico Foundation, identified approximately 60...

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2008-10-28 14:29:18

A new study found that amphibian populations at Yellowstone National Park are in steep decline.

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2008-10-17 11:00:00

Catastrophic declines of frog populations have been documented for more than a decade, but until recently scientists knew little about how the loss of frogs alters the larger ecosystem.

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2008-10-12 09:35:00

The nation’s most endangered species, the Mississippi gopher frog, has faced challenges in producing offspring, but this year, nature gave them a break.

2008-09-26 00:00:18

More than half the frogs, toads, newts and other amphibians in Europe could be wiped out in less than 50 years, British scientists said. In a report to the Zoological Society of London, researchers said Thursday that the most threatened species live in southern Europe, The Guardian reported.

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2008-09-11 11:34:56

Researchers announced on Tuesday the rediscovery of a tiny frog species in a remote area of Australia's tropical north thought by many experts to be extinct.

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2008-06-24 00:15:00

A type of Central American tree frog could provide scientists with a major clue about how a deadly fungus is destroying the world’s amphibians.


Latest Frogs Reference Libraries

Angola River Frog, Amietia angolensis
2013-07-26 11:26:11

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...

Micro Frog, Microbatrachella Capensis
2013-07-16 12:33:22

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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