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.


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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Amphibians are a diverse and unique group of animals. In this collection of amphibian pictures, you'll find Amazon horned frogs is african tree frogs, caecilians, newts and more.

Frogs have been around for about 200 million years. In that time, they've adapted to their changing surroundings to ensure their survival. How have they changed, and what's the difference between frogs and toads, anyway?

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