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Discovered -  World’s first fluorescent frogs found in Amazon basin (See pic)

Discovered - World’s first fluorescent frogs found in Amazon basin (See pic)

The exciting discovery was made by scientists at the Bernardino Rivadavia Natural Sciences Museum in Buenos Aires while studying the pigment of polka-dot tree frogs, a species common to the rainforest.

Frogs can see colour in extreme darkness

Frogs can see colour in extreme darkness

Most vertebrates, including humans, have two types of visual cells located in the retina, namely cones and rods. 

Four new species of small night frogs discovered in Western Ghats

Four new species of small night frogs discovered in Western Ghats

According to a report published on Tuesday, the newly discovered species that are small enough to sit on a fingernail were there in abundance but had likely been overlooked because of their size.

Following a frog's evolutionary movements

Following a frog's evolutionary movements

Before the frogs are officially recognised as two separate species, researchers will test if individual frogs from the two groups have unique physical or behavioral features and if they can produce healthy offspring.

10,000 endangered frogs die in Peru

The frogs live only in Lake Titicaca, South America`s largest lake, and its tributaries.
 

Two new frog species found in Madagascar

A team of European scientists has discovered two new species of very elusive frogs that live in the rainforests of Tsaratanana Massif, the highest mountain in Madagascar.

Frogs' irrational choices counter sexual selection theory

 According to accepted theory on animals' mating behaviour, females will select the more "attractive" of the males. But a new study in frogs counters that notion.

World's first venomous frogs discovered in Brazil!

World's first venomous frogs discovered in Brazil!

Scientists claimed to have discovered the world's first known venomous frogs with spikes on their heads in Brazil.

Indian scientists discover 9 new species of `thumbnail size frogs` in Western Ghats

Indian scientists discover 9 new species of `thumbnail size frogs` in Western Ghats

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

New Delhi: In an exciting find, scientists at Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have discovered as many as nine new species of frogs as small as a thumbnail in the Western Ghats.

Virus threat may make amphibians disappear

Virus threat may make amphibians disappear

A team of European researchers has found that viruses are causing severe diseases and mass deaths in many amphibians including frogs and salamanders.

Bitter taste receptors may be key to animal survival

Bitter taste receptors may be key to animal survival

Bitter taste receptors may not only help animals avoid ingesting potentially harmful poisons or foods but also be key to their survival, new research suggests.

Creatures' ability to regrow limbs is 300 mn years old

The ability of some vertebrates to re-generate or re-grow amputated limbs first evolved at least 300 million years ago, says a study.

How amphibians crossed continents revealed

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

Alaskan frogs freeze themselves to survive extreme cold

Scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have found that wood frogs in subarctic interior Alaska survive cold during winter season by freezing themselves below minus 18 degrees Celsius for up to 218 days and then come back to life in the spring season.

Frog`s jumping style depends on environment

A frog`s jump is not as simple as it seems, according to scientists who have discovered that different species adopt different leaping styles depending on their environment.

Indian scientists discover 14 new species of `dancing frogs` in Western Ghats

In an exciting find, scientists have discovered as many as 14 new species of dancing frogs from the forests of Western Ghats in southern India.

Now Bihar school serves dead rat in mid-day meal

A dead rat was among the things served up as part of the children`s mid-day meal Friday at a government school in the Bihar capital, police said Friday.

Brits ate frogs` legs 8,000 years before the French

Frogs` legs are considered a French delicacy, but new archaeological evidence suggests Britons were feasting on the meat 8,000 years before it found its way to the French cuisine.

Frogs that hear with their mouths

Scientists have solved the mystery of why one of the world`s smallest frogs -- Gardiner`s Seychelles frog -- can hear without an ear.