Some blobby frog heads hide amazing spiny skulls

Beneath their slick skin, some frog skulls sport spines, spikes, and other skeletal secrets called hyperossification.

Natalie van Hoose-Florida • futurity
March 26, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: evolution skeletons frogs bones amphibians featured science-and-technology skulls

Vanishing snakes highlight the biodiversity crisis

After frogs in protected area of Panama died off en masse, the snakes that ate them began to disappear, too. It shows the extent of our "biodiversity crisis."

Layne Cameron-Michigan State • futurity
Feb. 14, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: conservation biodiversity extinction snakes amphibians earth-and-environment predators

Team finds deadly fungus in Amazon frogs for the first time

Scientists thought lowland frogs living in the Peruvian Amazon were safe from the deadly chytrid fungus. A new study shows that's not the case.

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
Oct. 18, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: frogs fungus infections amphibians featured science-and-technology

Killer fungus is wiping out world’s amphibians

An invasive fungus has led to the decline of 501 species of amphibians. Scientists say we're running out of time to come up with a solution.

U. Melbourne • futurity
April 2, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: skin frogs fungi invasive-species amphibians science-and-technology

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