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frog in Trinidad

Students recognise golden tree frog in a genus of its own

DNA sequencing has shown that the critically-endangered golden tree frog found in Trinidad belongs in a genus of its own.

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Brazilian herpetofauna surveys record species diversity

Almost three years’ worth of surveys into herpetofauna diversity in Bahia, Brazil have resulted in listings of more than 100 amphibian and reptile species, filling in valuable distribution gaps and underpinning conservation efforts there

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forest dwelling lizard

Can tropical forest lizards survive climate change?

Preliminary results from the Bay Islands of Honduras show that, contrary to expectations, some tropical forest lizards may actually cope well with increasing temperatures due to climate change.

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Hog Island Boa

The Hog Island Boa: squeezed to the brink of extinction

Timely intervention and subsequent protection of the population looks likely to have saved the Hog Island Boa from the brink of extinction

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Saltwater frogs exhibit water conservation to exploit their environment

Research carried out on crab-eating frogs in Indonesia has found that these saltwater amphibians have some skin resistance to water loss that allows them to reduce desiccation during the critical period of acclimation from land to sea.

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Amphibians in jeopardy

New research from Honduras has indicated that the spread of the catastrophic Chytrid fungus, which has already pushed countless amphibian species to the brink of extinction, may be even harder to control than previously thought.

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