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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. Dr Phillip Byrne, from Monash University's School of Biological Sciences, has researched the frog species Bibron's toadlet (Pseudophryne bibronii) for six years and in this latest field trip, discovered a new behavior undetected in a frog species until now. "Our study revealed that females made the...

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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. Having gone unseen since 1991, the 1.5 inch-long Armoured Mistfrog, was thought to have been wiped out by a devastating fungus that struck northern Queensland state, experts said. But professor Ross Alford, head of a research team on threatened frogs at the university, said two months ago a doctoral student at James Cook University in...

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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. Only about 100 adult Mississippi gopher frogs remain in the wild. Their primary habitats are found in two shallow, temporary ponds in Harrison County, Mississippi, but the zoo has become home to 94 developing tadpoles being kept in an off-exhibit area. "We are very excited about this scientific breakthrough at the Memphis Zoo," said Dr. Andy...

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. Researchers reported on Monday that they found 13 finger nail-sized Maud Island froglets on the backs of adult male frogs at the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary in Wellington. An estimated 40,000 Maud Island Frogs are assumed to exist. The species is known to primarily reside on Maud Island in the Marlborough Sounds and on Motuara Island. "Maud Island frogs have never...

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2007-08-24 11:15:00

ST. LOUIS -- 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. Next week, leaders of the world's zoos and aquariums meeting in Budapest, Hungary, will discuss the logistics of the frog-saving effort, dubbed Amphibian Ark. Members of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums will discuss who's going to take which species for safekeeping and breeding. The plan...

2006-12-19 08:37:48

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Milwaukee County Zoo workers are trying to help scientists slow the spread of a fungus that has killed millions of frogs and expunged species. Chytrid has moved rapidly through the frog population in the Caribbean and Central America, killing nearly every croaker who contracts it. Scientists have been unable to stop the spread of disease even as amphibians' deaths tip ecosystems out of balance. At the Milwaukee County Zoo, three workers are collecting, disinfecting and...

2006-06-07 02:52:07

Corrects name in third paragraph to Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta from Sierra Madre de Santa Marta after correction from scientists By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - Two frog species feared extinct have been rediscovered in Colombia, a boost for scientists battling to save rare amphibians threatened by a deadly disease. "These finds show there is still hope...a lot of these species were pretty much written off," Claude Gascon, a senior vice-president at...

2006-06-06 13:05:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - Two frog species feared extinct have been rediscovered in Colombia, a boost for scientists battling to save rare amphibians threatened by a deadly disease. "These finds show there is still hope...a lot of these species were pretty much written off," Claude Gascon, a senior vice-president at Conservation International in Washington, told Reuters on Tuesday. Scientists have found the Santa Marta Harlequin frog and the San Lorenzo...

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. Amphibians are more vulnerable than many other groups to pollution or a changing climate because they live both in water and on land and have a porous skin absorbing water and oxygen. A fungus is also wiping out many species. A meeting of...


Latest Myobatrachidae Reference Libraries

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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...

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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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