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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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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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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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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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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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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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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