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2010-08-07 10:35:00

BERKELEY "” The evolution of a group of muscled frogs scattered throughout Asia is telling geologists about the sequence of events that led to the rise of the Himalayas and the Tibetan plateau starting more than 55 million years ago. Scientists from Kunming, China, and the University of California, Berkeley, conducted a genetic analysis of 24 species of spiny frogs from the tribe Paini that shows how these Asian frogs evolved along with the mountains' uplift, developing hard, nubby...

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2010-08-06 14:35:00

Genetic analysis of 24 spiny frogs supports minority theory of India's collision with AsiaThe evolution of a group of muscled frogs scattered throughout Asia is telling geologists about the sequence of events that led to the rise of the Himalayas and the Tibetan plateau starting more than 55 million years ago.Scientists from Kunming, China, and the University of California, Berkeley, conducted a genetic analysis of 24 species of spiny frogs from the tribe Paini that shows how these Asian...


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African Bullfrog, Pyxicephalus adspersus
2013-07-26 19:23:35

The African Bullfrog (Pyxicephalus adspersus) is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family. It is known also as the pixie frog because of its Latin name. It can be found in Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and possibly Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its natural habitats include dry and moist savanna, tropical or subtropical dry shrubland, intermittent freshwater lakes, intermittent freshwater marshes,...

Japanese Wrinkled Frog, Glandirana rugosa
2013-07-19 13:33:53

The Japanese Wrinkled Frog (Glandirana rugosa) is a species of true frog endemic to Japan and introduced to Hawaii in the late 19th century. It has occasionally been regarded as a single species with the Imienpo Station Frog, Glandirana emeljanovi, which is located on the East Asian mainland. The two species are distinguished from other frogs by their rough and uneven skin. It resides and breeds in a variety of freshwater environments, including ponds, streams, and wetlands. The IUCN doesn't...

Chinese Edible Frog, Hoplobatrachus rugulosus
2013-07-19 13:10:04

The Chinese Edible Frog (Hoplobatrachus rugulosus) known also as the East Asian Bullfrog or the Taiwanese Frog, is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family. It's located in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Laos, Macua, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Taiwan. Its natural habitats include freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, arable land, pastureland, rural gardens, ponds, urban areas, aquaculture ponds, open excavations, seasonally flooded...

Common Green Frog, Hylarana Erythraea
2013-07-16 16:02:04

The Common Green Frog (Hylarana erythraea) is a frog in the true frog family called Ranidae of superfamily Ranoidea. It resides in Southeast Asia and is also known as the Green Paddy Frog, Red Eared Frog, or Leaf Frog. The last name, however, is commonly in reference to the Neotropical tree frogs which make up the subfamily Phyllomedusinae. These aren't closely related to H. erythraea, belonging to family Hylidae in superfamily Hyloidea instead. This frog has confused researchers for a...

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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'