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frog : any of various largely aquatic leaping anuran amphibians (such as ranids) that have slender bodies with smooth moist skin and strong long hind legs with webbed feet — Webster   See also   OneLook


Frog is any member of a diverse and largely carnivorous group of short-bodied, tailless amphibians composing the order Anura. Frogs are widely distributed, ranging from the tropics to subarctic regions, but the greatest concentration of species diversity is in tropical rainforests. There are approximately 4,800 recorded species, accounting for over 85% of extant amphibian species. They are also one of the five most diverse vertebrate orders. — Wikipedia

Frog (Encyclopædia Britannica)

Browse Frog Family (AmphibiaWeb, University of California, Berkeley)
Amphibians (David B. Wake & Michelle S. Koo, Current Biology)
Meet Amphibians (AmphibiaWeb, University of California, Berkeley)
AmphibiaWeb’s Illustrated Amphibians of the Earth (AmphibiaWeb, University of California, Berkeley)
AmphibiaWeb (YouTube Channel)

Frogs and Toads (One Zoom)
Anura (Catalogue of Life)
Frog (WolframAlpha)




Herpetology is the branch of zoology concerned with the study of amphibians (including frogs, toads, salamanders, newts, and caecilians) and reptiles (including snakes, lizards, amphisbaenids, turtles, terrapins, tortoises, crocodilians, and the tuataras). Birds, which are cladistically included within Reptilia, are traditionally excluded here; the scientific study of birds is the subject of ornithology. Thus, the definition of herpetology can be more precisely stated as the study of ectothermic (cold-blooded) tetrapods. Under this definition “herps” (or sometimes “herptiles” or “herpetofauna”) exclude fish, but it is not uncommon for herpetological and ichthyological scientific societies to collaborate. — Wikipedia

Herpetology (Encyclopædia Britannica)

The Frog Life Cycle (National Library of Medicine)




DDC: 597.89 Frogs (Library Thing)
Subject: Frogs (Library Thing)

Subject: Frogs (Open Library)

LCC: QL 668.E2 Frogs (UPenn Online Books)
Subject: Frogs (UPenn Online Books)

LCC: QL 668.E2 Frogs (Library of Congress)
Subject: Frogs (Library of Congress)

Subject: Frogs (WorldCat)




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OER Commons: Open Educational Resources



Sam Noble Museum (YouTube Channel)
Sam Noble Museum (Official Website)

How to be a Herpetologist (Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles)

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists (CareerOneStop, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration)


World Congress of Herpetology
American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles
The Herpetologists’ League

American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
Zoological Association of America
Association of Zoos and Aquariums


Journal of Herpetology (Society for Study of Amphibians and Reptiles)
Herpetologica (The Herpetologists’ League)
Ichthyology & Herpetology (American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists)
Herpetology (Nature)

Frogs (EurekaAlert, American Association for the Advancement of Science)
Frogs (bioRxiv: Preprint Server for Biology, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)
Frogs (Science Daily)
Frogs (Science News)
Frogs (
Frogs (NPR Archives)


Tadpole Identification Key for the United States and Canada (US Geological Survey)
North American Amphibian Monitoring Program (US Geological Survey)


Frog (


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Frogs and Reptiles News -- ScienceDaily Snakes, lizards, alligators, frogs and toads. From habitat information to frogs in stem cell research, you will find all the reptile and amphibian news here.

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    on February 20, 2023 at 5:18 pm

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    on February 14, 2023 at 8:40 pm

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    on February 6, 2023 at 10:06 pm

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    on March 21, 2023 at 9:03 pm

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    on March 20, 2023 at 3:46 pm

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    on March 17, 2023 at 5:00 pm

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    on March 17, 2023 at 1:44 pm

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    on March 16, 2023 at 8:21 pm

    A new study from the University of Florida investigates how climate change and the spread of invasive species can combine to create a dual threat to biodiversity.


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