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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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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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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Primeval 'Devil Frog' May Have Sported Anti-Dinosaur Armor
beelzebufo ampinga illustration
January 29th, 2014
A gigantic, Cretaceous-era frog sported spiky protrusions on the back of its skull and plated armor down its back, likely to protect it from all the dinosaurs and crocodiles that roamed Earth at the time.
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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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See-Through Frog Embryos Know When Dad's Not Watching
a male glass frog broods eggs
April 29th, 2014
With their hearts, guts and other internal organs visible through translucent skin, glass frogs look vulnerable. Now, scientists have found their embryos don't like staying defenseless, so they hatch more quickly when their fathers desert them.
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