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Category archives for Amphibians

tags: caecilian, amphibian, parental care, flesh-eating amphibians, behavior, evolution, streaming video The Purple Caecilian, Gymnopis multiplicata, is native to Costa Rica, South America. Image: What is that peculiar creature in the above image? Did you guess that it is a worm? Many people do, never realizing that there are strange subterranean vertebrates that resemble…

AMNH Subway Art #20

tags: amphibians, photography, subway art, AMNH, NYC, NYCLife Marbled salamander, Ambystoma opacum (left) and Fire salamander, Salamandra salamandra (right) 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].

Frog in Calla Lily

tags: frog, amphibians, calla lily, National Geographic, Image of the Day Frog in Calla Lily. I was out with the camera after a passing thunderstorm. As I was photographing a group of calla lilies, I happened upon this little guy nestled comfortably in one, taking shelter from the rain. Image: Sainath Kamath 2007 (photo appears…

Blue Poison Dart Frogs

tags: blue poison dart frogs, Dendrobates azureus, Dendrobatidae, NewScientist, Image of the Day Blue Poison Dart Frogs, Dendrobates azureus. Dendrobates azureus is a species of poison dart frog found in the Sipaliwini District in Suriname of South America. Image: Gail Shumway/Getty Images 2007 (NewScientist calendar 2008). [Much larger view]

Red-eyed tree frog, Agalychnis calidryas. Red-eyed tree frogs live in Costa Rica and other Neotropical regions. Their bright red eyes presumably startle would-be predators. Their diet consists of flies and moths, and possibly includes smaller frogs and crickets. All tree frogs are classified into the families Hylidae and Rhacophoridae. Many tree frogs are green in…

Frog Defense

tags: crazy frog, budgett frog, streaming video This streaming video shows a frog puffing up and defending itself, complete with weird sound effects, from an evil human attacker [1:17]

tags: walking with monsters, life before dinosaurs, evolution, streaming video This streaming video gives you a snapshot of evolution prior to the rise of the dinosaurs. Even though it’s kinda long, it’s definitely worth watching .. although that giant spider gave me the heebie-jeebies! [9:17]

Gray Tree Frog

tags: Gray Tree Frog, Hyla versicolor, Hyla chrysocelis, Image of the Day Here is today’s pic, a Gray Tree Frog, from Konza Prairie in eastern Kansas. There are two species of Gray Tree Frog, Hyla versicolor and Hyla chrysocelis, which look identical and can only be distinguished by their call. This one wasn’t calling… It…

tags: purple frog, Suriname, amphibians, Atelopus A purple fluorescent frog of the genus Atelopus was discovered during a follow-up survey of the Nassau plateau in mid 2006 by Surinamese scientists Paul Ouboter and Jan Mol. The frog is one of 24 new species found in the South American highlands of Suriname, conservationists reported on June…

Corroboree Frogs

tags: Corroboree Frogs, Image of the Day Baby Corroboree Frogs walk across the gloved palm of reptile keeper Stuart Kozlowski at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia. Around 130 of the endangered frogs are housed in a purpose built quarantine facility at the zoo to keep a safe population for genetic diversity. Image: Ian Waldie/Getty Images.