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How amphibians crossed continents revealed

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 18:24

A researcher has created a first-of-its-kind comprehensive diagram to understand how amphibians crossed the continents.

Amphibians and dinosaurs were new large predators after mass extinction 252 mln years ago

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 14:48

Researchers have said that crocodile-like amphibians and later the precursors of the known plesiosaurs and ichthyosaurs went in search of prey in the oceans soon after the end of the mass extinction.

Cats have `superpowerful` psychedelic vision

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 16:42

A new research has found that common house cats can see things that are invisible to us.

Biodiversity protects amphibians against diseases and deformities

Last Updated: Monday, February 18, 2013, 09:01

The richer the assortment of amphibian species in a pond, the more protection that community of frogs, toads and salamanders has against a parasitic infection that can cause severe deformities.

Jurassic animals sang love songs to woo mates

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 07, 2012, 13:08

In the middle Jurassic, some 165 million years ago, many animals, such as amphibians and other arthropods, apparently sang love songs to attract mating partners.

`Fish became amphibians in wooded areas`

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 28, 2011, 11:37

In a new study, scientists have found the evidence that the transition between fish and amphibians occurred in the humid, wooded floodplains.

Triple threat paints grim future for frogs: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, November 17, 2011, 12:47

Frogs, salamanders and other amphibians may eventually have no safe haven left on the globe because of a triple threat of worsening scourges, a new study predicts.

Humans, amphibians and sharks share common immune-system feature

Last Updated: Saturday, October 01, 2011, 14:00

Researchers at National Jewish Health have found that mammals, amphibians and cartilaginous fish share a central element of the immune system since more than 400 million years of evolution.

New aquatic fungus pushing amphibians on road to extinction

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2009, 12:32

Reports indicate that a new aquatic fungus is threatening to make many amphibians like frogs and toads extinct.

Amphibians not predictors of environmental decline: Experts

Last Updated: Thursday, November 12, 2009, 13:20

A team of scientists is challenging the prevailing view that amphibians are particularly sensitive to environmental threats and, as such, are “canaries,” or predictors of environmental decline.