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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Leaf-Patterned Toad Without Ears Discovered in Peru
January 21st, 2014
Scientists have discovered a new species of toad that had been hiding on Peru's forest floors with a body camouflaged to look like dead leaves. A lack of eardrums separates it from its close relatives.
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Endangered California Frogs Let Loose in Wild
June 14th, 2013
About 100 mountain yellow-legged froglets were released in southern California.
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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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Secrets to the Biggest Frog Jumps Ever Revealed
A leaping bullfrog
October 16th, 2013
Bullfrogs at the Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee regularly jump farther than bullfrogs tested in laboratories. Now, researchers visiting the fair find that they have a lot to learn from professional frog jockeys.
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Weird! Tiny Frog Uses Its Mouth to Hear
Photo of a male gardiner's frog (<em>S. gardineri</em>) taken in its natural habitat of the Seychelles Islands.
September 2nd, 2013
A small frog native to the Republic of Seychelles lacks a conventional middle ear and eardrum to hear sounds made by other frogs, but new research suggests these peculiar croakers are not deaf, and can instead use their mouth cavities to pick up on noise.
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Frogs Fading? Amphibian Census May Guide Recovery Leaps (Op-Ed)
glass frog
May 30th, 2013
Can frog-watching save amphibians from disease?
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