Amphibians
Amphibians are ectothermic, tetrapod vertebrates of the class Amphibia. Modern amphibians are all Lissamphibia. They inhabit a wide variety of habitats with most species living within terrestrial, fos...
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Becoming: From zygote to tadpole, in six stunning minutes
Watch a single cell become a complete organism in six pulsing minutes of timelapse Native to central and southern Europe, the amphibious alpine newt breeds in shallow water, where its larvae are born...
These Frogs Don’t Hop, They Walk
These frogs get around by walking instead of hopping. (via Seeker)
A Poisonous Frog Hiding In Plain Sight
The poison dart frog may be the world’s most poisonous animal on earth, but the bold warning of its skin also doubles as camouflage.
World's first fluorescent frog that glows bright green is found in Argentina
World's first fluorescent frog that glows bright green is found in Argentina Under normal light the polka-dot tree frog is a dull green/brown colour But scie...
Slow-motion footage reveals the unique way frog's capture their prey
Alexis Noel has done something many of us will never do — scrape spit off of frog tongues — 15 frogs to be exact. "It was pretty disgusting," Noel, who is a ...
Devil Frog Vomits Up A New Ant Species
Sometimes scientists make discoveries in the strangest of places. Like the belly of a poison frog.
Salamanders are more important than you realize
Fifty percent of all salamander species in the world are found in North America. In the Great Smoky Mountains, for instance, "if you take the bears, the raccoons, the birds — per a unit of area — and ...
Scientist Finds Frog Inside a Frog During CT Scan
Colloquially known as “Pac-Man” frogs, Ceratophrys have the advantage of being able to open their mouths widely enough to swallow their prey whole into a belly that takes up most of its body mass — he...
Frog study suggests context matters when choosing a mate
The presence of a third option acts as a "decoy effect," inspiring a female frog to consistently select the less attractive of the two original options.
Bizarre Bat With Longest Tongue Discovered In Bolivian Park
WCS reports that the groundbreaking Bolivian scientific expedition, Identidad Madidi, has found a bizarre bat along with a new species of big-headed or robber frog (Oreobates sp. nov.) from the Craug...
These Frogs Shoot Venom Straight From Their Heads
Scientists discover that two species pack a powerful punch to potential predators with a poisonous poke from their heads. If these guys headbutt you, seek medical help immediately. Frogs are one of na...
Whale-Eating Deep-Sea Shrimp Discovered
Two new species of submarine shrimp-like creature, capable of 'stripping' a pig carcass in a matter of days, have been discovered by a team of scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). T...
New Species Of Glass Frog Has Transparent Skin And Kermit's Eyes
A new species of glass frog has been discovered with translucent skin so you can see its insides. The creature, named Hyalinobatrachium dianae, was found in the mountains of eastern Costa Rica and has...
Shape-Shifting Frog Discovered In Ecuador
When faced with the threat of being gobbled up by hungry predators, the ability to seamlessly blend in with the environment is crucial for survival.
Researchers find fossil of ‘Super Salamander’ species
Fossil remains of a previously unknown species of a crocodile-like “super salamander” that grew as long as a small car and was a top predator more than 200 million years ago have been found in souther...
Caecilians
The caecilians are an order (Gymnophiona) of amphibians that superficially resemble earthworms or snakes. They mostly live hidden in the ground, making them the least familiar order of amphibians. Al...
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Frog
Frogs are a diverse and largely carnivorous group of short-bodied, tailless amphibians composing the order Anura (Ancient Greek an-, without + oura, tail). The oldest fossil "proto-frog" appeared in t...
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Toad
A toad is any of a number of species of amphibians in the order Anura (frogs) that are characterized by dry, leathery skin, short legs and snout-like parotoid glands.
A distinction between frogs a...
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Newt
A newt is an aquatic amphibian of the family Salamandridae, although not all aquatic salamanders are considered newts. Newts are classified in the salamandrid subfamily Pleurodelinae, and are found in...
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Salamander
Salamanders are any of the roughly 655 extant and all the extinct species of amphibians within the order Caudata. The present-day species are often grouped together under the term Urodela. They are ty...
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Eleutherodactylus lentiginosus
Pristimantis lentiginosus is a species of frog in the Craugastoridae family.It is found in Colombia and Venezuela.Its natural habitats are tropical moist montane forests, rivers, and heavily degraded ...