The new species is dubbed a “flasher” frog, so it’s not too surprising that this creature is primarily known for its habit of flashing other animals with its vibrant orange groin. But why?
The decline in amphibian population is considered a threat to global diversity. One of the causes was identified by the University of Wroclaw in Poland who found out that synthetic estrogen pill used by humans are turning the amphibians to into the opposite sex.
A new tiny toad species was recently found on the leaves of a herd bush in India's evergreen forests. Researchers say the amphibian's remarkably small size has earned it its own genus.
From sneezing monkeys, super-small snails, to snakes, 'ninja' sharks, soul-sucking wasps and ancient, armored sea scorpions, 2015 has been a year full of new species. In case you missed the animals recently found hidden among some of the most diverse habitats, Nature World News has a recap for you.
Three new toad species were recently discovered in a remote area of Brazil. The relatively small and warty critters have distinctive red markings and create a poisonous skin chemical through processes of digestion.
The cane toad (Rhinella marina) isn't exactly a beloved amphibian. While countless frogs continue to face the troubles of climate chnage, shrinking habitats, and rampant disease, the cane toad has become an invading force in Australia - a dog-drugging nuisance without any natural predators to keep it down. But toad-hating Aussies may have hope yet. The cane toad is set to become Chinese medicine's next big import, as it was recently revealed that its poison could have cancer-fighting properties.
It just got a lot worse to be a frog living in Spain right now. Spanish frog species already combating the same deadly chytrid fungus that is wreaking havoc on amphibian populations all over the world now must also deal with a pair of lethal and fast-spreading viruses.
If an officer were to give most toads a sobriety test, they would horribly fail at walking er... hopping the line. But researchers have found that initial waves of invasive toads in Australia would pass in leaps and bounds, wandering in remarkably straight lines to cover more ground and invade faster.