Latest Myobatrachidae Stories

2008-09-20 08:16:21

A groundbreaking new study into the mating and nesting practices of a common Australian frog has found they partner up to eight males sequentially – the highest recorded of any vertebrate.

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.

2008-03-31 00:25:00

Researchers at the Memphis Zoo hope to be able battle the dwindling population of endangered Mississippi Gopher Frogs by using in-vitro fertilization.

2008-03-05 00:30:00

The recent spotting of a rare species of frog breeding in New Zealand may lead to a better future for the endangered amphibian.

2007-08-24 11:15:00

Kermit the Frog might be recruited, along with governments, corporations, and philanthropists, to help in a worldwide effort to stem the deaths of frog populations around the world.

2006-12-19 08:37:48

Milwaukee County Zoo workers are trying to help scientists slow the spread of a fungus that has killed millions of frogs and expunged species.

2006-06-07 02:52:07

Corrects name in third paragraph to Sierra Nevada

2006-06-06 13:05:00

Two frog species feared extinct have been rediscovered in Colombia, a boost for scientists battling to save rare amphibians threatened by a deadly disease.

2005-09-11 11:54:14

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - Amphibian experts are likely to urge captive breeding to slow a catastrophic rate of extinctions threatening a third of all species of frogs and salamanders, a leading scientist said.

Latest Myobatrachidae Reference Libraries

2009-01-13 18:35:32

The Mexican Burrowing Toad (Rhinophrynus dorsalis) is a species of frog that is found from southern Texas through Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador to Nicaragua and Costa Rica. It is, as its name suggests, a burrowing toad and spends most of its time underground. It is the only species in the genus Rhinophrynus and the family Rhinophrynidae. This species grows to about 3.15 inches in length and usually has red spots on its bloated body with a red stripe along its back. It has...

2009-01-13 18:24:37

The Great Barred Frog (Mixophyes fasciolatus) is a species of ground-dwelling frog found in Australia. It inhabits rainforests, Antarctic beech forests or wet sclerophyll forests. This frog breeds in both streams and ponds and calls from the surrounding land. Though a ground-dwelling species, it is most often found near running water where, when threatened, can easily escape by jumping into the water and swimming away. The Great Barred Frog reaches a size of 3.15 inches, and has large,...

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