Frog

Scientists discover new species of 'see-through' frog

Scientists discover new species of 'see-through' frog

The frog (Hyalinobatrachium yaku), discovered in the Amazonian lowlands of Ecuador has unique physical and behavioural traits.

May 28, 2017, 19:21 PM IST
Mucus from skin of Indian frog can kill flu virus

Mucus from skin of Indian frog can kill flu virus

According to researchers from Emory University in the US and Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology in Thiruvananthapuram, India, skin secretions from South Indian frogs can destroy H1 variety of influenza viruses that can affect humans.

Apr 19, 2017, 14:21 PM IST
Breakthrough! Researchers find first fluorescent frog in Argentina

Breakthrough! Researchers find first fluorescent frog in Argentina

Argentine and Brazilian scientists at the Bernardino Rivadaiva Natural Sciences Museum made the discovery while studying the metabolic origin of pigments in a tree-frog species common to South America.

Mar 17, 2017, 09:50 AM IST
Sir David Attenborough has a new frog species named after him

Sir David Attenborough has a new frog species named after him

The new species which measures just about two centimetres and was found in the Peruvian Andes, South America.

Mar 08, 2017, 13:41 PM IST
Western Ghats home to rare sand-eating tadpoles

Western Ghats home to rare sand-eating tadpoles

These tadpoles, which they claim have ribs, live in absolute darkness, maybe till the time they develop into young frogs.

Mar 31, 2016, 11:06 AM IST

New golden frog species found

 Researchers have discovered a new species of pale-gold coloured frog in the cloud forests of the high Andes in Colombia.

Mar 18, 2016, 15:30 PM IST
Thumbnail-size frog discovered in India's wastelands

Thumbnail-size frog discovered in India's wastelands

A new species of narrow-mouthed frog has just been discovered in the laterite rock formations of India's coastal plains and has been named Microhyla laterite after its natural habitat.

Mar 11, 2016, 12:39 PM IST
Bats important for survival of rare frog, other species

Bats important for survival of rare frog, other species

 A rare frog species found in remote caves hidden in densely forested mountains near the border between Russia and Georgia depend on bats to survive, a study has found.

Oct 22, 2015, 15:09 PM IST

Salma Hayek eats worms

Actress Salma Hayek says she eats a variety of foods including silk worms and deep-fried frog.

Aug 15, 2015, 05:03 AM IST
Scientists find first frog that gives birth to tadpoles

Scientists find first frog that gives birth to tadpoles

In the depths of an Indonesian rainforest, scientists have identified the first known frog that gives birth to tadpoles instead of laying eggs, according to research published Wednesday.

Jan 01, 2015, 09:33 AM IST
Frog named after Ozzy Osbourne

Frog named after Ozzy Osbourne

Scientists have named a new species of frog Pendropsophus ozzy in honour of rocker Ozzy Osbourne.

Nov 13, 2014, 08:47 AM IST
Rare frog that breeds inside hollow stem of bamboo

Rare frog that breeds inside hollow stem of bamboo

The white spotted bush frog, thought to be extinct for over a century until re-discovered a few years ago, has a peculiar reproductive habit - it lays eggs and hatches them inside hollow stem of bamboo.

Nov 02, 2014, 10:28 AM IST

Villagers perform weddings of donkeys, frogs to appease rain God

Shaken by the inordinate delay in the onset of monsoon, farmers and villagers across Shimoga district celebrated "weddings" of donkeys and frogs besides offering food to rain God, praying for rains.

Jul 08, 2014, 00:14 AM IST

NASA releases image of frog photobombing LADEE’s launch

A frog took a giant leap and photobombed LADEE spacecraft`s launch last week.

Sep 14, 2013, 00:06 AM IST

BJP calls Khurshid `cockroach` after his `Narendra Modi a frog` remark

The Bharatiya Janata Party hit back at External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid for his `frog` jibe at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

Aug 17, 2013, 09:29 AM IST

Frog with Wolverine-style spikes found!

A rare `Wolverine` frog that uses combat-ready spikes which protrude from its false thumb for fighting just like the X-Men comic book hero, has been found by Japanese researchers.

Oct 19, 2012, 16:15 PM IST

Google doodle marks Leap Year, Rossini’s birthday

Google welcomed it’s users with rare two-in-one doodle that commemorates the Leap Year and 220th birthday of Gioachino Antonio Rossini.

Feb 29, 2012, 09:17 AM IST

Spectacular new species discovered in New Guinea

A frog with fangs, a blind snake and a round-headed dolphin are among more than 1,000 new species recently found on the incredible Melanesian island of New Guinea.

Jun 27, 2011, 16:21 PM IST

Asia`s smallest frog species found in Borneo

Asia`s smallest frog species has been found in the Malaysian part of Borneo island, scientists say.

Aug 27, 2010, 12:20 PM IST

Frog evolution ‘clue to rise of the Himalayas’

Geologists have found clues to origin of the Himalayas by analysing evolution of muscled frogs.

Aug 06, 2010, 14:11 PM IST