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Amphibians

Amphibians are cold-blooded animals that usually split their time between using their lungs on land and breathing with gills underwater. Learn about the three groups of amphibians which include frogs and toads, newts and salamanders and caecilians.


New Species of Glass Frog Is So Transparent You Can See Its Heart

The transparent skin on the underside of H. yaku, a species of glass frog found in Ecuador's Amazon, exposes the amphibian's tiny organs.

Reversible Saliva Lets Frog Switch Between Sticking Prey and Swallowing

Scientists have learned how frogs capture flying insects or even birds just by using their tongues.

Some Salamanders Will Travel Incredible Distances to Mate

What motivates these amphibians to rove so far? Let's talk about sex, baby. And endurance.

Frog Romance Just Got a Little More Interesting

Herpetologists long thought frogs and toads engaged in only six mating positions. But the suggestively named Bombay night frog has a new move all its own.

This guide will provide cool facts about the tiger salamander including information about its habitat, behaviors and conservation status.

Cane Toad  Facts, Pictures

Meet the cane toad! View pictures, watch video, read facts, explore interactives and more.

How to Identify Amphibians

Would you like to learn about how to identify amphibians? Learn about how to identify amphibians in this article.

Do toads cause warts?

Do toads cause warts? The wart-like bumps protruding from their backs may give some that impression, but nothing could be further from the truth.

How can salamanders regrow body parts?

If a salamander gets in a scrape, it can drop its tail, scurry off and return to business as usual. What if we could do that? Scientists are using the salamander as a blueprint for human genome research to reveal how to regenerate human limbs.

Are there really hallucinogenic frogs?

What would happen if a fairytale princess licked a toad instead of kissing it in order to find her prince charming? Trippy hallucinations might await her instead of wedded bliss.