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Eye-Swallowing and Mouth Birth: Freaky Facts About Frogs

glass frog

Adorable and fascinating, or slimy and repulsive, frogs are many things to many people. But whether you love Kermit or hate him, he’s hard to ignore. From swallowing with their eyeballs to giving birth to live tadpoles, here are some strange facts about frogs you probably didn’t know. Swallowing, with help from the eyelids: You’ve probably heard the expression “his ... Read More »

Axolotls Might Have Already Gone Extinct!

Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum)

Ambystoma Mexicanum IUCN Red List status: Critically endangered Species name: Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum), more commonly known as the “water monster” and “Mexican walking fish.” These strange salamanders never undergo metamorphosis and stay in a larval form their entire lives. In early 2009 scientists reported that the population of one of the world’s most bizarre creatures has dropped by 90 percent ... Read More »

Guy Finds Live Frog In His Salad

Guy Find Live Frog In His Salad

A Man finds a live frog in his salad, after a closer inspection he found out that the frog had spend the last 3 days inside the refrigerator.Many frogs hibernate during the could months, it is believed that this was the reason the frog managed  to survive the low temperatures by slowing down its metabolism and entering a state of  ... Read More »

New Crocodile Newt Found in Vietnam

Ziegler's crocodile newt

Researchers have discovered a new species of Vietnamese salamander that looks like it has emerged from an abyssal volcano. The salamander was found hidden away in Tokyo’s National Museum of Nature and Science, the scientists described the species in the new edition of Current Herpetology. Coal-black with orange-tinted toes, the new crocodile newt (in the genus Tylototriton) was determined to ... Read More »

3 New Species Discovered in Australia

The Cape Melville Leaf-tailed Gecko

Researchers from James Cook University and National Geographic discovered three new animal species,  a cryptic leaf-tail gecko, a colorful skink, and a frog during an expedition to northeastern Australia. The species are described in three papers published in October in the journal Zootaxa. In March, a team led by Conrad Hoskin from James Cook University and photographer Tim Laman of ... Read More »

Two New Frog Discoveries In Indias Western Ghats

New Forg genus: Mercurana. Photos by: Ansil B. R.

The foggy mountains of the Western Ghats seem to unravel new secrets the more you explore it. Scientists have discovered 2 new frog species, possibly restricted to rare and threatened freshwater swamps in the southern Western Ghats of India. The discoveries, described in the open-access journal Zootaxa, prove once again the importance of the mountain range as a biodiversity hotspot. ... Read More »

Meet The “Penis Snake”

Microcaecilia dermatophaga

Actually its not really a snake nor is it related to an actual a penis, it just happened to look exactly like one. A new species of caecilian – a worm-like amphibian – has been discovered in the rainforests of French Guiana. The new species is called Microcaecilia dermatophaga or “little skin-eating caecilian” in reference to the feeding habits of ... Read More »

Researchers Hit The Jack Pot when They Discover A Group Of Frogs

Pseudophilautus dayawansai

Two surveys in the mountainous forests of Sri Lanka’s Peak Wilderness Sanctuary have uncovered eight new species of frogs, according to a paper in the Journal of Threatened Taxa. While every year over a hundred new amphibians are discovered, eight new discoveries in a single park is especially notable. Sri Lanka is an amphibian-lovers paradise with well over 100 described ... Read More »

New Poison dart frog discovered in ‘Lost World’

New Forg genus: Mercurana. Photos by: Ansil B. R.

In July 2013 scientists described a new species of poison dart frog after discovering it during a study where they where trying to determine the impact of tourism on wildlife in an area of rain forest commonly known as “The Lost World” in Guyana. The scientists named the frog Allobates amissibilis , in Latin it translates to , “that may ... Read More »