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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Baby Frogs Dine on Mom's Unfertilized Eggs
A newfound emerald-eyed tree frog called <em>Kurixalus berylliniris</em> from Taiwan.
February 2nd, 2016
Two tiny frogs hiding out in Taiwan are new species to science and it turns out the tadpoles of the newfound tree frogs munch on their mom's gooey, unfertilized eggs. The frogs also have brilliant-colored eyes.
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Ancient Brazilian Lake Offers Trove of Amphibian Fossils
amphibian illustration Brazil
November 9th, 2015
A mishmash of ancient amphibians and reptiles once swam and hunted prey in an ancient Brazilian tropical lake, a new study finds.
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Mini Frog, Bat with Freakish Tongue Found in Bolivia
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August 24th, 2015
A "robber frog" with beady, gold-rimmed eyes and a bizarre bat with a record-long tongue are among the menagerie of species discovered during an expedition in Bolivia.
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Frogs 'Talk' Using Complex Signals
January 13th, 2016
A recent study of the Brazilian torrent frog, Hylodes japi, shows that the species employs a more nuanced communication system than any other known frog species.
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290-Million-Year-Old Creature Could Sprout New Limbs
Micromelerpeton
October 27th, 2015
If an ancient amphibian lost a limb or a tail, it could simply sprout a new one, according to researchers who found fossil evidence of limb regeneration dating back 290 million years.
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Frogs from Hell: Their Venomous Head Spikes Could Kill You
The frog Corythomantis greeningi has venomous spikes on its head that deliver toxin to would-be predators.
August 6th, 2015
In the wilds of Brazil, researchers have discovered the first frogs with venomous spikes on their heads. Just a gram of this venom could take down tens of humans or thousands of mice.
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Kermit the Cannibal? Frogs Sometimes Eat Each Other
A frog eating another frog.
September 4th, 2015
It's a frog-eat-frog world out there.
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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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