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2010-07-22 09:05:48

Sometimes divers, to their own painful dismay, do belly flops. But did you ever see a frog belly flop? That's just what primitive living frogs do, according to a new study by Dr. Richard Essner, from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in the US, and colleagues, looking at the evolution of frog jumping and landing. They found that frogs became proficient at jumping before they perfected landing. This evolutionary split, characterized by an inability to rapidly rotate the limbs forward...


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European Fire-bellied Toad, Bombina bombina
2014-08-15 11:36:05

The European fire-bellied toad is distributed from the Central Balkans to a wide range of central and eastern Asia amidst cooler and shaded areas. This species will hibernate in dens, under stones or dead wood during the winter months. If threatened, the toad will roll on its back to display the coloration of the belly as a warning that it is poisonous. This poison also protects the toad from bacteria and fungi. The body of this species is brown, grey, or green with dark spots and a bright...

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2008-05-15 12:09:08

The Yellow-bellied Toad (Bombina variegata), is a species of fire-bellied toads belonging to the order of Anura, and the family Bombinatoridae. It dwells in mountainous and hilly countries in middle and southern Europe. It is widely spread across the high hill area of middle and southern Germany and the Upper Rhine River Plains, but in few places. The superior mobility of the young of the species allows spontaneous settlement of newly discovered living spaces. On land the creatures look for...

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2008-05-15 12:05:49

The Oriental Fire-bellied Toad (Bombina orientalis), is a small semi-aquatic frog species found in Korea, northeastern China and adjacent parts of Russia. An introduced population exists near Beijing. Like other Bombina species, B. orientalis is mostly aquatic, inhabiting warm, humid forested regions. They spend most of their time soaking in shallow pools, among dense vegetation. They are commonly kept as pets. Oriental Fire-bellied Toads are the most easily recognizable species of...

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2008-05-15 12:03:12

The European Fire-bellied Toad (Bombina bombina), is a species of fire-bellied toad native to mainland Europe. Fire-Bellied toads have a bright lime green dorsal traversed by black spots, and orange to bright red bellies with black bars and stripes. The skin is mildly bumpy, the eyes set high to suit a semi-aquatic life style, and also well webbed back feet. Color and body variations will be described for each of the other 3 species commonly sold as or mistaken for Oriental Fire-Bellied...

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