Amphibians

Find out everything there is to know about amphibians and stay updated on the latest amphibian news with the comprehensive articles, interactive features and amphibian pictures at LiveScience.com. Learn more about these fascinating creatures as scientists continue to make amazing discoveries about amphibians.
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Squee! New Absurdly Tiny Frogs Found in Brazil
 A new species of Brachycephalus from Brazil is dwarfed by a human fingertip.
June 4th, 2015
Each smaller than a thumbnail, seven new species of frog have been discovered in the cloud forests of Brazil. Some have warty coverings while others are smooth with spots.
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Kermit the Frog Look-Alike Discovered in Costa Rica
costa rican frog
April 22nd, 2015
The inch-long species, scientifically named Hyalinobatrachium dianae, joins Costa Rica's 13 other glass frogs.
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In Photos: Giant Amphibian Ruled Ancient Rivers
metoposaurus algarvensis, newfound amphibian
March 23rd, 2015
Researchers have discovered a mass graveyard filled with the bones of a giant amphibian that lived between 220 million and 230 million years ago in what is today southern Portugal.
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Kermit the Frog Look-Alike Among 5 New Species Uncovered
costa rican frog
May 1st, 2015
The planet is crawling with critters, but scientists are meeting some of them only just now.
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Will Mobile Labs Finally Halt Killer Frog Fungus? (Op-Ed)
Marbled four-eyed frog, mobile labs, fungus
April 14th, 2015
With a mobile lab and portable freezer in tow, every time Tracie Seimon boards a plane, she brings hope that the tide is turning against the global scourge that's killing amphibians.
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Car-Size Salamander with Toilet-Seat Head Ruled Ancient Rivers
metoposaurus algarvensis, newfound amphibian
March 23rd, 2015
The "super salamander" with a toilet-seat-shaped head may have perished some 220 million to 230 million years ago alongside hundreds of its kin when its lake home dried up, researchers say.
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Newfound Frog Has Strange Breeding Habits
New species of Bangladesh frog
February 4th, 2015
A new species of frog has hopped onto the radar of researchers in Bangladesh. The frogs were discovered after the researchers noticed their unusual breeding habits, according to a new study.
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Shape-Shifting Frog Can Change Its Skin Texture
Mutable rain frog
March 24th, 2015
A fingernail-size frog that can morph its skin texture from spiny to smooth in just minutes is the first shape-shifting amphibian ever found, according to a new report.
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Freaky Frog Photos: A Kaleidoscope of Colors (Gallery)
Panamanian golden frog with toadlet
March 23rd, 2015
Outside the world of cartoons and children's books, the frog color palette is much more than green.
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