Frogs

Find out everything there is to know about frogs and stay updated on the latest frog news with the comprehensive articles, interactive features and frog pictures at LiveScience.com. Learn more about these fascinating creatures as scientists continue to make amazing discoveries about frogs.
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6 Strangest Hearts in the Animal Kingdom
Squid heart
February 13th, 2015
Hearts have become iconic symbols of Valentine's Day, but when it comes to hearts in the real world, one size doesn't fit all — particularly in the animal kingdom.
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New Frog Species Coughs Instead of Croaking
Atlantic coast leopard frog, new frog species, sounds, croak, cough
December 3rd, 2014
Its distinctive mating call helps scientists distinguish the creature from already known frogs with which it was often confused.
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Predicting How Biodiversity Affects Disease
collecting samples from skin
July 16th, 2014
With the increase of cross-species disease it is important to understand how disease, species-interactions and biodiversity interact.
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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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US Salamander Hotspot Could Fall to New Disease
a fire salamander infected with a fungus
October 30th, 2014
A deadly new fungal disease that originated in Asia is killing salamanders and newts in Europe and could soon land on U.S. shores, home to the most diverse population of salamanders worldwide.
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Frog Licks Bigger Prey Thanks to Super-Sticky Tongue
Horned frog
June 12th, 2014
Horned frogs are capable of consuming prey that are very large relative to the amphibians' own bodies, and they may be able to pull off this impressive feat thanks to the strength of their tongues, new research suggests.
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Jungle Gym: Wild Animals Run on Wheels for Fun
frog running on an exercise wheel
May 20th, 2014
Combating concerns that lab mice only run on wheels because they're stir crazy, a new study finds that wild mice (and frogs, voles, shrews and slugs) will voluntarily run on wheels in the wild.
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Eye-Swallowing and Mouth Birth: Freaky Facts About Frogs
close-up of the face of a glass frog.
January 10th, 2015
Think you know a lot about frogs? Here are a few frog facts that may surprise you.
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Frog Population Decline Linked to Killer Pathogen
Wood frogs are highly susceptible to ranavirus

July 28th, 2014
Ranavirus may be partly to blame for dwindling frog populations.
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