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Tropical frogs found to coexist with deadly fungus

Amphibian biologists from around the world watched in horror in 2004, as the frogs of El Copé, Panama, began dying by the thousands. The...

Climate change not main driver of amphibian decline

While a warming climate in recent decades may be a factor in the waning of some local populations of frogs, toads, newts and salamanders,...

Climate change may drive 10 percent of amphibian species in the Atlantic Rainforest to...

Global warming could lead to the extinction of up to 10% of frog and toad species endemic to Brazil's Atlantic Rainforest biome within about...

For exotic pets, the most popular are also most likely to be released in...

Among pet snakes and lizards, the biggest-selling species are also the most likely to be released by their owners - and to potentially become...

A new earless pygmy toad discovered in Agola’s mountain

A new species of African pygmy toad was discovered during an expedition in 2016 to Angola's second highest peak, the Serra da Neve Inselberg. This...

Amphibians face many challenges in Brazilian rain forest

Deforestation remains the biggest threat to animals that call the rain forest "home." However, even measured, sensible development projects can have unforeseen effects because...

Deadly amphibian fungus has its origins in East Asia

Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), known as chytrid fungus, has long been known to cause the decline and extinction of numerous species of frogs, toads, salamanders...

Deadly fungus found for first time in critically endangered amphibian species

A fungal pathogen which has led to the extinction of entire species in South America has been recorded for the first time in critically...

Amber fossils provide evidence of frogs in tropical forests

About 99 million years ago, a tiny juvenile frog in present-day Myanmar was suddenly trapped in sap with a beetle, perhaps its intended next...

A classifier of frog calls for fighting against climate change

The sounds of amphibians are altered by the increase in ambient temperature, a phenomenon that, in addition to interfering with reproductive behaviour, serves as...

Bullfrogs are to blame for deadly fungus outbreaks in western US

In the 1890s, settlers crossed the Rocky Mountains seeking new opportunities -- and bearing frogs. A new study coauthored by a San Francisco State...

Scientists found a new genus and species of frogs

A team of scientists from MSU and their foreign colleagues discovered a previously unknown species and genus of batrachians Siamophryne troglodytes. These frogs live in...

What stops mass extinctions?

Black plague killed between 30 to 50 percent of people worldwide. The cause, Yersinia pestis, is still around, but people are not dying of the...

Rocky habitats need to be protected for endangered amphibians

Rare amphibians living on rocky plateaux in western India are in desperate need of greater protection as their habitats are being eroded by expansions...

Early warning system for deadly amphibian pathogen

New technology being developed at Washington State University could help save amphibians around the world from a deadly fungal pathogen. Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis or Bd is a...