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.

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Being able to spot a toad vs. frog comes down to understanding their respective habitats. One amphibian is much more adapted to aquatic life.

By Marie Look

These two amphibians look similar and are often confused for each other. So how many traits do they share?

By Mark Mancini

Vomiting is nature's clearly preferred method for cleaning out the contents of the stomach. But not all animals can do it.

By Loraine Fick


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

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.

By Josh Clark

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.

By Cristen Conger

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.

By Cristen Conger


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.

By Marie Bobel

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?

By Tracy V. Wilson