The "super salamander" with a toilet-seat-shaped head may have perished some 220 million to 230 million years ago alongside hundreds of its kin when its lake home dried up, researchers say.
Researchers have discovered a mass graveyard filled with the bones of a giant amphibian that lived between 220 million and 230 million years ago in what is today southern Portugal.
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.
A newly described species of frog is the only frog known to give birth to live tadpoles, researchers say.
A salamander tadpole with two seemingly functional heads is born in Israel, and researchers are speculating that environmental pollutants or random mutation may have caused the defect.
Its distinctive mating call helps scientists distinguish the creature from already known frogs with which it was often confused.
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.
Not unlike humans, male tree frogs call on females to begin the mating game, and females prefer long calls.
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