Scientists discover first protein-based amphibian toxin in Chinese tree frog

WASHINGTON - Scientists in China have discovered the first protein-based toxin in an amphibian -a 60 amino acid neurotoxin found in the skin of a Chinese tree frog, which may help shed more light into both the evolution of amphibians and the evolution of poison.

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“Flying frog” and world’s smallest deer discovered in Eastern Himalayas

WASHINGTON - Scientists have discovered over 350 new species including the world’s smallest deer, a “flying frog” and a 100 million-year old gecko in the Eastern Himalayas.

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More than 350 species, including world’s smallest deer, discovered in Himalayas in past decade

Tiny deer among 350 new species found in Himalayas

KATMANDU, Nepal —The world’s smallest deer, a flying frog and catfish that stick to rocks — as well as more than 350 other species — have been discovered over the past decade in the Himalayas, making it one of the world’s most biologically rich regions, an environmental group said Monday.

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Environmental group: More than 350 species discovered in Himalayas over past decade

Over 350 species found in Himalayas in past decade

KATMANDU, Nepal —The world’s smallest deer, a flying frog and catfish that stick to rocks — as well as more than 350 other species — have been discovered over the past decade in the Himalayas, making it one of the world’s most biologically rich regions, an environmental group said Monday.

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Scientists discover new frog species that changes colors with gender and age

WASHINGTON - Scientists have discovered a new frog species in the Talamanca mountains of southern Costa Rica, which changes colors depending on its gender and age.

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Biologists rediscover a nearly extinct frog

WASHINGTON - A team of biologists has rediscovered, for the first time in nearly 50 years, a population of a nearly extinct frog in the San Bernardino National Forest’s San Jacinto Wilderness, US.

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Researchers find sign of possible large population of endangered frog in California

Evidence of endangered frog group found in Calif.

LOS ANGELES — Scientists have found evidence of a potentially large population of the nearly extinct mountain yellow-legged frog in a Southern California wilderness where it hadn’t been seen in a half-century, raising prospects for restoring the species to its once wide range.

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Population of nearly extinct yellow-legged frogs found in Southern California wilderness

Population of nearly extinct frogs found in Calif.

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Geological Survey says a population of the nearly extinct mountain yellow-legged frog has been found in Southern California’s San Jacinto Wilderness.

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Toad captured on camera while eating snake in China

mountain-toadMELBOURNE - In a rare case of a predator hunted by its prey, a toad has for the first time been captured on camera while eating a whole snake in just five minutes.

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Burrowing frog can go without food, water for several years

SYDNEY - When it comes to hibernation, the burrowing frog is the champion among vertebrates. It can survive without food or water for several years buried in the mud. But how does the species accomplish this feat?

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