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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Elusive 'Dancing Frog' Tadpoles Finally Glimpsed
April 1st, 2016
For the first time, scientists have unearthed and examined the elusive, underground-dwelling tadpoles of the Indian dancing frog.
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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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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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Purple Digging Frog Undergoes Amazing Transformation
Young Indian Purple frogs (Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis).
March 31st, 2016
Bizarre purple frogs found only in India undergo a dramatic change to adopt an underground lifestyle. For instance, they develop strong digging arms and a wedge-shaped skull for burrowing.
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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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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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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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'Wasteland' Frog Fits on a Thumbnail, Chirps Like a Cricket
March 15th, 2016
A newly described species of frog is so small that it can sit comfortably on the tip of your thumb, and has a distinctive call that sounds like a cricket's chirp.
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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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