Researchers found that the killer skin fungus wiping out entire species of amphibians originated from East Asia in the 1950s. Then, with trade and other human activities, it spread further across the world and triggered an alarming global epidemic.
Despite being newly discovered, Hyalinobatrachium yaku already faces major challenges for its survival, including oil extraction in the region and the related water pollution, road development, habitat degradation and isolation.
According to scientists at UNSW and the Australian National University, some fishes have learned to live outside their usual habitat in a bid to stay safe and escape their predators.
River Road in Pennsylvania has been closed by the National Park Service to make way for mating amphibians.
About 126 new species of reptiles and amphibians were discovered in the island of Mindanao in the Southern Philippines.
The last known living member of a rare tree frog species in captivity, the Rabb's fringe-limbed tree frog, has died despite the Atlanta Botanical Garden's best efforts to save it.
Kermit Sutra? A recent discovery reveals a new sexual position used by frogs when mating.
Recent research revealed that there is no "smoking gun" to halt or reverse the amphibian decline.
This frog is just one of the world's weirdest frogs. Others include the tomato frog, which appears to have a ketchup skin and the glass frog which has a translucent skin that makes you literally see all the organs inside it.
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.
Researchers are concerned about U.S. salamanders contracting a deadly skin disease that has caused major die-offs in Europe. As a result, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has listed 201 salamanders as injurious wildlife under the Lacey Act.
Amphibians throughout the world are threatened with extinction due to disease, climate change and habitat loss, among other serious factors. Now, as a kind of New Year resolution, the Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA) has assigned itself the lofty goal of protecting each and every unique species.
Six new clawed frog species were recently found in Central and West Africa. These amphibians are particularly unique, in that they inherit all of their mother's and fathers' genes instead of half from each. Researchers continue to search for the "lost ancestor" that gave rise to this genetically diverse species.
Researchers may have finally found a cure for the deadly chytrid fungus plaguing wild amphibians. This infectious skin disease has affected over 700 species worldwide, but now scientists may be one step closer to conserving threatened populations.
Supercontinent Pangaea covered most of the Earth 278 million years ago and was home to animals unlike modern species. Researchers from The Field Museum describe several new amphibian species and a reptile that help paint a clearer picture of how diverse these ancient species really were.