Amphibians

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Category archives for Amphibians

tags: evolution, evolutionary biology, behavioral ecology, animal behavior, molecular ecology, parental care, mating systems, monogamy, sexual selection, frogs, poison dart frogs, Dendrobatidae, Ranitomeya, researchblogging.org,peer-reviewed research, peer-reviewed paper, journal club Peruvian mimic poison frog, Ranitomeya imitator. Image: Jason Brown [larger view] To know the breeding system is to know the genetic architecture of a species. To…

tags: Life, Discovery Channel, Reptiles and Amphibians, Waterfall Toad Leap from Danger, animals, mammals, birds, BBC, television, streaming video Gail Weiswasser at the Discovery channel emailed a few days ago to tell me about TONIGHT’s premiere on the Discovery Channel of BBC’s LIFE, the 11-part follow up to PLANET EARTH (the most successful natural history…

tags: new species, Papua New Guinea, Zoology, Biodiversity A large brilliant green tree frog, Nyctimystes species, with enormous eyes, was discovered by scientists next to a clear-running mountain river. Image: Steve Richards/Conservation International. A brilliant green tree tree frog with giant black eyes, tentatively classified as a Nyctimystes species, is one of 56 new species…

Ranitomeya tolimense

tags: Ranitomeya tolimense, Golden-headed Poison Frog, amphibians, nature, image of the day Golden-headed Poison Frog, Ranitomeya tolimense. Image: Alonso Quevedo, Fundacion Proaves [larger view]. The South American country, Colombia, is home to more threatened amphibian species than any other country on earth. In a bid to protect some of them, such as the Golden-headed Poison…

Samkos Bush Frog

tags: Samkos bush frog, Chiromantis samkosensis, Cambodia, image of the day Samkos bush frog, Chiromantis samkosensis. Image: Fauna and Flora International [larger view].

tags: Seattle Washington, Biology Department Greenhouse, University of Washington, poison dart frogs, Dendrobates, Dendrobatidae Captive-bred Dyeing Poison Dart frog, Dendrobates tinctorius, from the Guianas of northeastern South America. Image: GrrlScientist 29 September 2008 [larger view]. This is part two of my UW Biology Department greenhouse photoessay. In part one, I showed you seedpods and a…

Screaming Frog

tags: screaming frog, amphibians, streaming video This amusing streaming video shows a frog that was discovered by an amateur naturalist — this frog was not enjoying the experience of being handled, either [0:25].

Life in Cold Blood

tags: Life in Cold Blood, amphibians, reptiles, David Attenborough, book review When asked why there are so few books about amphibians and reptiles — collectively referred to as “herps” — published for the general public, David Attenborough responds by pointing out that “reptiles and amphibians are sometimes thought of as slow, dim-witted and primitive. In…

tags: amphibians, frogs, toads, salamanders, streaming video Frogs Forever? Only if we leap in to save them. There’s a global crisis facing all amphibians — frogs, toads and salamanders — they’re vanishing before our very eyes. [2:11].

AMNH Subway Art #42

tags: amphibian, African reed frog, Hyperolius marmoratus, photography, subway art, AMNH, NYC, NYCLife African reed frog, Hyperolius marmoratus, as portrayed in tiles on the walls of the NYC uptown subway stop (A-B-C) at 81st and Central Park West. (ISO, no zoom, no flash). Image: GrrlScientist 2008. [wallpaper size].