Frogs

'Clockwork Orange' frog species named after Stanley Kubrick

'Clockwork Orange' frog species named after Stanley Kubrick

Both the new frogs, scientifically listed as D kubricki and D kamagarini, are characterised by a bright orange blotch on the shanks, reminiscent of the 'orange pieces of nature'.

Jan 17, 2018, 13:29 PM IST
Giant dinosaur-eating frog species identified

Giant dinosaur-eating frog species identified

The study found that small horned frogs, with head width of about 4.5 centimetre (cm), can bite with a force of 30 newtons (N) or about three kilogrammes (kg).

Sep 21, 2017, 16:58 PM IST
'Road accidents killing frogs, lizards'

'Road accidents killing frogs, lizards'

This industrial township, surrounded by cultivable agricultural land, harbours 97 small and 57 heavy engineering and manufacturing establishments.

Apr 21, 2017, 16:22 PM IST
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.

Mar 14, 2017, 13:06 PM IST
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. 

Mar 02, 2017, 00:46 AM IST
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.

Feb 22, 2017, 10:40 AM IST
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.

Nov 25, 2016, 14:04 PM IST

10,000 endangered frogs die in Peru

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

Oct 18, 2016, 00:45 AM IST
Have you ever seen wedding of frogs? WATCH it to believe and know why it happened

Have you ever seen wedding of frogs? WATCH it to believe and know why it happened

Have you ever witnessed any frog getting married?

Aug 29, 2016, 17:22 PM IST

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.

Jan 13, 2016, 13:43 PM IST

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.

Aug 29, 2015, 23:50 PM IST
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.

Aug 08, 2015, 12:40 PM IST
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

Dec 11, 2014, 04:26 AM IST
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.

Oct 17, 2014, 18:05 PM IST
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.

Oct 11, 2014, 10:32 AM IST

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.

Sep 28, 2014, 19:02 PM IST

How amphibians crossed continents revealed

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

Aug 05, 2014, 18:24 PM IST

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.

Jul 24, 2014, 11:30 AM IST

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.

Jul 04, 2014, 13:26 PM IST

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.

May 08, 2014, 21:42 PM IST