Tag Archives: amphibians

Amphibians: Beware young Beetles\’ deadly \”siren call\”

Ground beetles can immobilize and devour amphibian prey many times their size. Now Gil Wizen, a graduate student of Tel Aviv University\’s Department of Zoology, has discovered that they have an additional advantage — the larvae of these beetles, like their fully grown adult counterparts, have a unique method for luring and feeding off amphibians. […] … learn more→

Frogs leap away from deadly disease

The chance discovery of a previously thought to be extinct species of frog has led James Cook University researchers to believe amphibians may have found a way to survive a devastating and fatal infection. The Armoured Mist frog had not been seen for 17 years when a population was discovered in 2008 in a remote […] … learn more→