amphibians

Six turtles seized from Odisha hospital pool, one held


September 5th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 5 (IANS) Forest officials seized six fresh water turtles from the premises of a private hospital in Odisha and arrested one person for illegally confining the amphibians, an ... Read more...

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Fish could explain how we developed arms, legs


August 8th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) The American paddlefish, one of the oldest fish on the planet, could explain why we developed our arms and legs, according to scientists.Researchers have found that ... Read more...

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Hundreds of fossils found outside Argentina’s capital


April 20th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, April 20 (IANS/EFE) Paleontologists found about 300 well-preserved fossils of pre-historic animals at two quarries outside Buenos Aires, Argentine officials said.The fossils were found by specialists from the ... Read more...

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Elusive long fingered frog rediscovered after 62 years


March 28th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 28 (IANS) Herpetologists have rediscovered a single specimen of the Bururi long-fingered frog during an expedition to Burundi. The species was last spotted in 1949 and was feared ... Read more...

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25 endangered turtles seized in Odisha, one held


December 16th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 16 (IANS) Forest officials Friday seized 25 fresh water turtles and arrested a man in Odisha's Kendrapada district for illegally possessing the endangered amphibians, officials said.The officials found ... Read more...

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Stinking frogs are rich source of antibiotic compounds


December 1st, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) The skin of some of the earth's foulest smelling creatures houses a goldmine of anti-bacterial compounds -- a potentially rich source of new drugs that could ... Read more...

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Amphibian declines have multiple causes with no simple solution


April 26th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): A new study has found that amphibian declines around the world have multiple causes that are still not fully understood, and which have no simple solutions.Researchers said the ... Read more...

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Frogs’ faces give clues to special secret of their evolutionary success


January 14th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): In a new study, scientists from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany) analyse why frogs are the champions of evolution."In terms of numbers frogs are superior to all ... Read more...

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A fifth of world’s life at extinction risk: Report


October 27th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): A new report has suggested that an increasing numbers of birds, mammals and amphibians have moved closer to extinction in the last several decades-but not as far as ... Read more...

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Pest-eating toads in Indonesia save cocoa supply


September 19th, 2010 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Goettingen (Germany), Sep 19 (DPA) The world's supply of chocolate depends partly on hard work by toads in Indonesia, a group of German and Australian agriculture scientists have discovered. The toads like to ... Read more...

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Humans ‘drove ancient turtles to extinction’


August 17th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 17 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that an ancient species of giant turtle was driven to extinction by humans in the Pacific almost 3,000 years ago.The Australian megafauna species were driven ... Read more...

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Search on for ‘lost amphibians’ before they go extinct


August 9th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) A search has been launched to find 100 'lost' frogs, toads and lizards that have not been seen for up to a century. Endangered species of the rainforests ... Read more...

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Disease wiping out amphibians in Panama before they can be identified


July 20th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 20 (ANI): A park in Panama has lost 40 percent of its amphibian species in the past decade, and some wiped out even before being discovered.Biologists discovered 11 new species, ... Read more...

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Inflatable Female Toads Are Very Selective About Who They Mate With


July 9th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Amsterdam, July 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Female toads are very selective as to which male toad they mate with.When an undesirable male comes unto a female, the female shrugs them off by ... Read more...

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Mass Departure Of The Frogs A Precursor To The Earthquake In Greece?


May 31st, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 31, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A huge amount of frogs compelled the shutting down of a crucial highway in northern Greece. They constituted a mass exodus while departing ... Read more...

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Is the ‘Flood of frogs’ a warning about an earthquake in Greece?


May 31st, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Thessaloniki, May 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Millions of frogs have taken over one of Greece's major highways. Police said that they have closed the highway to prevent accidents. Already there have been ... Read more...

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Two new frog species discovered in Panama


May 28th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Panama City, May 28 (DPA) Scientists have discovered two new frog species in Panama's rainforests at a time when many of the amphibians are threatened by a fungal disease driving them toward ... Read more...

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Take your dog as you fly but no snakes please, says Frontier Airlines


May 14th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Denver, May 14 (ANI): Frontier Airlines, the No. 2 airline at Denver International Airport, is allowing its passengers to carry pets into planes for a fee with the exception of snakes.Pets allowed ... Read more...

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Toads can sense impending natural disasters


April 1st, 2010 - 4:05 am ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) Toads have a sixth sense about natural disasters and can predict when an earthquake is about to strike, a new study has found. According to the researchers from the ... Read more...

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Komodo Dragon’s Life To Be Shown On New Discovery Docu-Series


March 22nd, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Mar 22, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Starting from tonight, Discovery Network will show a series of documentary covering some of the exquisite species of the world which has been named 'Life'. It ... Read more...

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Amphibian 70 mn years older than dinosaurs found


March 16th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 16 (IANS) A 300-million-year-old fossil of an amphibian that roamed the planet 70 million years before the dinosaurs has been found, a media report said. Daily Express reported Tuesday that scientists ... Read more...

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Humans may one day be able to regrow organs and limbs


February 20th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Feb 20 (ANI): A breakthrough research by an Indian-origin Kiwi scientist may soon enable humans to regrow parts of their body in the same way some amphibians do.Vishal Bhasin, a former ... Read more...

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Dwarf dinos never really grew up at Neverland-like Island in Transylvania


February 12th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A new study has confirmed that dwarf dinosaurs existed on an island in Transylvania, as well as explained how dinosaurs shrank during the Late Cretaceous at the Neverland-like ... Read more...

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How ‘frog architects’ build floating foam nests


January 31st, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 31 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found out that frogs perform the architectural feat of building floating foam nests using a meticulously timed, three-stage construction process. Tungara frogs, ... Read more...

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Toads living on mountains at higher risk of dying from fungal infection


January 25th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 25 (ANI): A new research has suggested that midwife toads that live in the mountains are highly likely to die from a serious fungal infection, called chytridiomycosis, whereas their infected ... Read more...

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Fossil footprints stretch history of our ancestors


January 9th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 9 (IANS) Our ancestors left the water at least 18 million years earlier than previously thought, suggests the discovery of fossil footprints in Poland. These results force us to reconsider our ... Read more...

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New aquatic fungus pushing amphibians on road to extinction


November 24th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 24 (ANI): Reports indicate that a new aquatic fungus is threatening to make many amphibians like frogs and toads extinct.According to a report in Microbiology Today, the fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis ... Read more...

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Giant “lungless” worm found living on land with no legs


November 19th, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 19 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have discovered a new giant wormlike amphibian species that can survive on land with no nostrils, lungs, or legs.According to a report ... Read more...

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Eating frequently may keep fungi at bay


October 16th, 2009 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS) The fact that humans eat often and a lot may explain why most people are protected from the majority of fungal pathogens, says a new study. The study ... Read more...

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Common pills, plastics making male fish lay eggs


October 11th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 11 (ANI): Plastics, pesticides and even common prescription drugs are releasing synthetic and natural hormones into rivers and streams, which is leading to unintended consequences on wildlife, causing some male ... Read more...

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One in five species of Australian mammals are at risk of extinction


September 29th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, September 29 (ANI): A report has found that one in five species of Australian mammals are at risk of extinction.According to www.news.co.au, of the 388 species of mammals found naturally in ... Read more...

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Nest-making frogs found in Indian rainforests


September 3rd, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 3 (ANI): A scientist in India has claimed to have found three rare species of frogs that make nests in which to lay their eggs.According to a report by ... Read more...

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Studying sixth sense in fish could help equip robots with multiple sensors


August 29th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 29 (ANI): A team of scientists is exploring the fundamental basis for the unique sixth sense of fish to "touch" objects in their surroundings without direct physical contact, or to ... Read more...

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3D imaging sheds light on 300 million year old fossilized spider-like species


August 5th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 5 (ANI): Scientists have used 3D imaging that included thousands of X-ray scans to shed light on 300 million year old fossilized spider-like species.According to a report by BBC ... Read more...

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Different genes cause loss of body parts in similar fish


June 5th, 2009 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): A new research has shown that different genes can cause loss of body parts in similar fish, by comparing how 2 species of sticklebacks lost pelvises and body ... Read more...

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