Category Archives: amphibians

Here are the frogs!

Did you spot any frogs in this morning’s challenge?  There are at least two, which I’ve circled, and there may be more. (If you spotted more, let us know.) Here’s Peter’s photo from Japan with two frogs circled. Enlarge the photo to get a better look:

Spot the frogs!

Reader Peter took this photo today, and it contains frogs. Can you find at least two? (I’ve seen two but no more.) Be sure to enlarge the photo for your hunt. I’ll post the reveal at noon Chicago time.  I’d call this one pretty difficult. If you saw them, let us know in the comments, […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have some reptile, bird, insect, and amphibian photos from reader, physicist, and origami artist Robert Lang. They were taken on a trip to Panama, where he was invited to lecture on origami. Robert’s notes are indented. We’ll start with the American Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus). It prefers salinity, but they are fairly common throughout […]

A new amphibian named after Trump!

Ladies, and gentlemen, brothers and sisters, meet Dermophis donaldtrumpi, a newly-named species of amphibian, which has its own Wikipedia page even though the name was announced yesterday. It’s a caecilian, or legless amphibian, which looks for all the world like a worm. But it is an amphibian. Here it is: The BBC report (click on […]

A large new salamander from the United States

by Greg Mayer Sean Graham, Richard Kline, David Steen, and Crystal Kelehear have just published a description of a new species of salamander from the Gulf Coast of Alabama and Florida (reference at bottom). It’s quite a handsome beast, with bold reticulations and an almost decorative frill of external gills.   It’s a species of […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Time to think about sending me photos again; seven dollops a week really lowers the tank.  And if you’re reader Peter Ayling, please contact me, as I seem to have no copies of the photos you sent. Today we have some lovely photos from reader Terry Milewski, who has appeared on this site before (see […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

This will be the last dollop of photos until mid-November, but if you’ve sent them to me, they will appear eventually. Today Reader Tony Eales from Brisbane has some great photos from Brunei. His notes and IDs are indented. So I went to Brunei as a paying volunteer on a taxonomic expedition with a group […]

Here’s the tree frog!

Did you spot the tree from in Mark Sturtevant’s photo this morning? Here it is! (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader James Petts sent photos of deer, young and mature. His notes are indented. “Whitey” refers to a leucistic deer that has, mirabile dictu, survived being hunted for several years. The location is Freeland, WA, on the west coast of Whidbey Island. It is adjacent to Admiralty Inlet, the main N/S body of Puget Sound. […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs: My frog is still alive!

Atelopus coynei is an aposematic neotropical frog first captured and described by my late friend Ken Miyata (this was part of a grad-school deal in which I offered to lend him $500 if one day he’d name a species after me). I’ve written about it on this site several times before.  As I have no offspring, this […]