Amphibians

A new Gephyromantis (Phylacomantis) frog species from t…

A new Gephyromantis (Phylacomantis) frog species from t…

Amphibians, New Species July 4, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Seven tiny frog species found on seven mountains

Seven tiny frog species found on seven mountains

Amphibians, New Species June 2, 2015 at 12:00 am

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New Species Discovery: A Doting Frog Father

New Species Discovery: A Doting Frog Father

Amphibians, New Species June 1, 2015 at 12:00 am

Males of newly discovered frog species plaster the eggs laid by their mates with swamp mud in order to camouflage them as well as to prevent them from drying out. The newly discovered subspecies is the 27th member of the genus.  Video

Thorny frog and dementor wasp among new species discove…

Thorny frog and dementor wasp among new species discove…

Amphibians, Insects, New Species, Species Discovery May 25, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Pseudophilautus dilmah, a new species of shrub frog (Am…

Pseudophilautus dilmah, a new species of shrub frog (Am…

Amphibians, New Species May 24, 2015 at 12:00 am

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The frog with an underwater sex dungeon

The frog with an underwater sex dungeon

Amphibians, New Species April 26, 2015 at 12:00 am

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New species of glass frog discovered in Costa Rica moun…

New species of glass frog discovered in Costa Rica moun…

Amphibians, New Species April 18, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Shape-shifting frog discovered in Ecuadorian Andes

Shape-shifting frog discovered in Ecuadorian Andes

Amphibians, New Species March 22, 2015 at 12:00 am

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[Herpetology 2015] Stumpffia kibomena – Beautiful Bri…

[Herpetology 2015] Stumpffia kibomena – Beautiful Bri…

Amphibians, New Species March 5, 2015 at 12:00 am

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A New Species of Euphlyctis (Anura: Dicroglossidae) fro…

A New Species of Euphlyctis (Anura: Dicroglossidae) fro…

Amphibians, New Species March 5, 2015 at 12:00 am

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New Frog Species Reproduces Like No Other

New Frog Species Reproduces Like No Other

Amphibians, New Species January 4, 2015 at 12:00 am

I one of the tallest rain forests in the world, scientists have discovered a fanged frog that gives birth to live tadpoles. Of the 6,455 known species of frogs on our planet, it is the only one to exhibit this particular behavior. Like a handful of other frogs and toads, this newly-described amphibian from Sulawesi Island is capable of internal fertilization.

In modern amphibian “ark,” new species added with due diligence

In modern amphibian “ark,” new species added with due diligence

Amphibians, New Species December 11, 2014 at 12:00 am

Main Report: Smithsonian Insider | Category: Amphibians | Taxa: Andinobates geminisae | Named for: Other reports: https://youtu.be/5zKvE1XjMk4 Bright orange with a distinctive call the Panamanian poison dart frog Andinobates geminisae lives in only a small area of the Caribbean Coast of Panama. It was discovered and named just a few months ago yet scientists already fear for its future from habitat loss, pet-trade collectors and chytrid fungus-a deadly disease that is decimating frog populations across the globe.

Nine beautiful new frogs found in India’s Western Ghats

Nine beautiful new frogs found in India’s Western Ghats

Amphibians, New Species December 11, 2014 at 12:00 am

Main Report: BBC | Journal: Zootaxa Category: Amphibians | Taxa: Raorchestes | Named for: Other reports: Nine new species of bush frog have been discovered in the Western Ghats, a mountainous region in southern India that is a hotspot of biodiversity.

A New Species of  Crocodile Newts from Central Myanmar

A New Species of Crocodile Newts from Central Myanmar

Amphibians, New Species November 18, 2014 at 12:00 am

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Mitochondrial DNA reveals A New Species of Parachuting Frog southwestern Sumatra, Indonesia

Amphibians, New Species November 10, 2014 at 12:00 am

Main Report: Novataxa | Journal: Biotaxa Category: Amphibians | Taxa: Rhacophorus

Student discovers new species of tree frog in Madagascar

Student discovers new species of tree frog in Madagascar

Amphibians, New Species November 10, 2014 at 12:00 am

Main Report: Western Daily Press | Journal: Zookeys Category: Amphibians | Taxa: Boophis ankarafensis | Named for: Other reports: A Bristol university student has discovered a new species of tree frog while studying the the forests of Madagascar. Samuel Penny, who was examining amphibians on the island as part of his masters degrees, was amazed when he realised one brightly-coloured frog had never been identified before. The new discovery, which is green with bright red speckling over its head and back, has been named Boophis ankarafensis as it was found around the hidden streams of the Ankarafa Forest. Samuel foundRead More

14 New Species of Endangered Dancing Frog Discovered in India.

Amphibians, New Species November 10, 2014 at 12:00 am

Main Report: Extinction Countdown | Journal: Ceylon Journal of Science Category: Amphibians | Taxa: Micrixalus

New “Bat Frog” Found in Amazon, Named for Ozzy Osbourne

New “Bat Frog” Found in Amazon, Named for Ozzy Osbourne

Amphibians, Celebrity Taxa, New Species November 10, 2014 at 12:00 am

Main Report: National Geographic News | Journal: Zootaxa Category: Amphibians | Taxa: Dendropsophus ozzyi | Named for: Ozzy Osborne Other reports:

How A Chorus Led Scientists To A New Frog Species

How A Chorus Led Scientists To A New Frog Species

Amphibians, New Species, Species Discovery November 10, 2014 at 12:00 am

Main Report: Newsy | Category: Amphibians | Taxa: | Named for: Other reports: A frog noticed by a conservationist on New York’s Staten Island has been confirmed as a new species after extensive study and genetic testing. The frog, Rana kauffeldi, is a type of leopard frog, and the process of establishing it as a new species started with the frog’s unique chorus, or its advertisement call, as it’s known by scientists.

7 new frog species reported from Western Ghats and Sri …

7 new frog species reported from Western Ghats and Sri …

Amphibians, New Species November 10, 2014 at 12:00 am

Main Report: The Hindu | Contributions to Zoology Category: Amphibians | Taxa: Hylarana serendipi, Hylarana doni, Hylarana urbis, Hylarana magna, Hylarana sreeni, Hylarana indica, Hylarana caesari | Named for: Other reports: A team of researchers from India and Sri Lanka has discovered seven new species of golden-backed frogs in the Western Ghats-Sri Lanka global biodiversity hotspot, throwing new light on the highly distinct and diverse fauna in the two countries. The survey yielded 14 distinct golden-backed frogs, with seven new species, including one (Hylarana serendipi) from Sri Lanka. Of the six new species from the Western Ghats, four (H. doni,Read More