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Tree frog found in organic food
A European tree frog is to be given a new home at a zoo after hopping out of some organic stock at a business in Devon.
Rescuing frogs, so they can rescue us
The importance of frogs in the food chain and their surprising role in human medicine is one reason why scientists are hurrying to rescue them from a deadly fungus, and preserve them in "amphibian arks".
New frog species spotted in NYC
Scientists say they have found a new species of frog living in heavily-populated urban areas of New York.
World's smallest frog discovered
Papua New Guinea has yielded what looks like the smallest frog species ever seen, just 7mm long, along with a marginally bigger relative.
Frog killer immune genes revealed
Scientists take a big step toward understanding why some frogs are able to survive the fungal disease chytridiomycosis while others quickly die.
Double whammy for the disappearing frogs
The global decline of amphibians takes a strange twist, as scientists find disease poses a greater threat in pristine habitat.
Appeal to look out for amphibians
People in Nottinghamshire are being asked to look out for amphibians as part of a survey.
Frog hunt ends: Most still absent
A mission to discover whether 100 amphibian species believed extinct are still alive ends with few successes.
Frogs re-evolved lost lower teeth
Frogs re-evolved "lost" bottom teeth after more than 200 million years, according to new research.
'Lost' frogs found after decades
A mission aimed at re-discovering amphibians believed extinct yields its first positive results.
Frog skin may help beat antibiotic resistance
Frog skin may be an important source of new antibiotics to treat superbugs say researchers.
Smallest frog in Asia discovered in Borneo
Scientists discover one of the world's tiniest frogs when it crawls out of a pitcher plant in a Borneo national park.
Bellyflop shows how frogs evolved
Frogs evolved the ability to jump before they perfected the art of landing, according to scientists.
Global hunt begins for 'extinct' species of frogs
Conservationists begin a series of expeditions aimed at finding remnants of amphibian species believed to be extinct.
Conservationists begin hunt for 'extinct' frogs
Conservationists are preparing to scout the world for traces of amphibian species that are believed to be extinct, but may just be clinging to existence.
Madagascar frog rears tadpoles in dead palm leaves
A new species of frog has been discovered that lays its eggs and grows its tadpoles in dead leaves that litter the forest floor.
Frog genome holds out conservation promise
Scientists have published the first genome sequence from an amphibian.
Unique frog species discovered by scientists in India
A new species of "brightly coloured frog" has been discovered in a remote peak in the southern part of India, scientists have told BBC News.
Frog tadpoles 'scream' underwater discover scientists
Tadpoles of one frog species let out an audible "scream" when they come under attack, scientists have discovered.
Extinct frog found in Australia
A frog species thought to have been extinct for more than three decades has been sighted in farmland in Australia.
New species of Papua New Guinea frog changes colour
A new species of frog undergoes a remarkable transformation as it grows into an adult, report scientists.
Noise pollution threatens animals
Noise pollution is becoming a major threat to the welfare of wildlife, according to a scientific review.
Female toads inflate to avoid sex
When it comes to choosing a mate, female toads may have more control than previously thought, say scientists.
Frog embryos 'smell' predators
Frogs learn to recognise the smell of their enemies while they are still developing as embryos, say scientists.
Nest-making frogs found in India
A scientist in India says he has found three rare species of frogs that make nests in which to lay their eggs.
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