The South American horned frog packs quite a bite.
The South American horned frogs are ambush predators and use their powerful jaws to prey on large animals.
A male boreal toad waits for opportunities to mate near a Colorado mountain lake.
Frogs and toads are declining around the world, with many species on the brink of extinction. Acting in time means trying strategies without complete information about how likely they are to work.
The Painted Reed Frog (Hyperolius marmoratus) in Kenya.
A recent study shows how the number of vulnerable and endangered amphibians is nearly double that of birds or mammals. Strategies need to be put in place, and fast.
If frogs can glow in the dark and cockroaches can change history, why couldn’t dog-birds exist?
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A collection of The Conversation Global's best articles on animals, from glow-in-the-dark frogs to the wood beetles that do humanity's dirty work.
Computed tomography scans of a frog skeleton. These fossil frogs are useful to track climatic change.
Fossils of the lowly frog indicate that the evolution of South Africa's west coast winter rainfall pattern is more complex, and possibly occurred much later, than previously thought
Choerophryne frog from the Foja Mountains in New Guinea. This one is a calling male.
Tiny frogs that have spread across New Guinea's isolated mountains could face an uncertain future if a warming climate pushes them higher up the peaks.
A male Hypsiboas punctatus frog in daylight.
Scientists in Argentina have discovered a frog that glows in moonlight and at twilight.
The US banned trade in salamanders for spreading a disease that threatened wild populations.
The fascination and admiration of the natural environment may draw people closer to it, but it's crucial to remain responsible about any desire to own a piece.
Gotcha, five times faster than the blink of an eye.
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How do a frog's tongue and saliva work together to be sticky enough to lift 1.4 times the animal's body weight? Painstaking lab work found their spit switches between two distinct phases to nab prey.
The Cape peninsula moss frog is smaller than 20mm and is, therefore, hard to monitor.
A robust technique using the wonders of digital media has helped researchers understand how threatened species like frogs are faring on our globally changing planet.
A nasty fungus killed 85% of Dominica's mountain chicken frogs in just 18 months – but the species lives on.
This particular male, calling on a rock, may be the last hope for his species.
Photo Sarah-Louise Adams, Durrell
Scientists are working to bring this large, unique frog back from the brink of extinction.
Frogs in the Western Cape area of South Africa are susceptible to climate change.
Climate change may threaten the survival of the Cape frog. The solution could lie in creating corridors for them to move to new habitats and more suitable climate spaces.
The Northern Corroboree frog is among seven species at grave risk from fungal disease.
Chytrid fungus has already wiped out six species of Australian frogs since the disease arrived in the 1970s. Without urgent action, seven more are facing extinction.
Frog chytrid may have been spread by humans. It is a fungus that has decimated amphibian species.
As much as animals may pass on viruses to humans, humans pass on viruses which are sometimes lethal to the animal world as well.
Brachycephalus verrucosus: packing some punch.
It's the size of a fingernail but could do you some serious damage – numbness, incontinence, and muscular paralysis.
These frogs are among the world’s smallest vertebrates.
These tiny creatures have ditched tadpoles and extra toes to make the most of their habitat.
A Madagascan bright-eyed frog (Boophis rappiodes), one of more than 400 species on the island.
The chytrid fungal disease that has ravaged amphibians worldwide has reached Madagascar. But it's possible this could be a blessing in disguise.
A South American frog species has a tongue sticky enough to pull weights up to three times its own body weight. Researchers…
Some 14 new species of dancing frogs have been found in the mountains of India, but researchers say changing habitats puts…