Amphibians

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

Main Report: Novataxa | Category: | Taxa: | Named for: Other reports:

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

New frog species discovered in New York City

New frog species discovered in New York City

Amphibians, New Species November 3, 2014 at 12:00 am

Main Report: Science News | Journal: PLoS One Category: Amphibians | Taxa: Rana kauffeldi | Named for: Carl Kauffeld, Director of the Staten Island Zoo and at the American Museum of Natural History. Other reports: A new frog species, discovered in New York City six years ago, has been found in many spots along the East Coast, from Connecticut to North Carolina.

NYC’s new frog finally gets a name

NYC’s new frog finally gets a name

Amphibians, New Species October 29, 2014 at 12:00 am

Main Report: Futurity | Journal: PLoS One Category: Amphibians | Taxa: Rana kauffeldi | Named for: Carl Kauffeld, Director of the Staten Island Zoo and at the American Museum of Natural History. Other reports:

New Frog Species Discovered in Southeastern Brazil

New Frog Species Discovered in Southeastern Brazil

Amphibians, New Species October 29, 2014 at 12:00 am

Main Report: Science, Space & Robots | Journal: Zookeys Category: Amphibians | Taxa: Chiasmocleis quilombola | Named for: “Quilombolas”, escaped slaves who formed their own communities in the Atlantic Forest in Brazil. Other reports: Scientists have discovered a new species of frog in the Atlantic Forest of the Espirito Santo State in southeastern Brazil. It is a small narrow-mouth frog belonging to the Microhylidae family. Scientists from from the University of Richmond and George Washington University discovered the frogs by setting pitfall traps in the forest after heavy rains.

New Poison Dart Frog Species Discovered in Panama

New Poison Dart Frog Species Discovered in Panama

Amphibians, New Species October 29, 2014 at 12:00 am

Main Report: Science, Space & Robots | Journal: Zootaxa Category: Amphibians | Taxa: Andinobates geminisae | Named for: Other reports: http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2014/09/25/animals-new-species-science-poison-dart-frog-panama-world/ Scientists found the toxic, electric-orange amphibian in a single hilly area near the Caribbean coast. Measuring just 12.7 millimeters in length, the newly described Andinobates geminisae remains something of a mystery, according to the study team