Extinction that killed the dinosaurs may have led to frog explosion. The ancestors of this red-eyed tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas) may have gotten their big break thanks to the same mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs. In the wake of that event some 66 million years ago, which marks the end of the Cretaceous period and the start of the Paleogene, frog species underwent rapid diversification.
Rabb's fringe-limbed tree frog of Panama: only one is left. Details at extinction countdown: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2012/02/21/extinction-looms-rare-frog-species-down-to-1-individual/ Photo from Atlanta Zoo
Newly discovered frog species looks a lot like Kermit the Frog
We’ve found Kermit the Frog in real life and it’s a species of glassfrog just recently discovered called Hyalinobatrachium dianae in Costa Rica. It’s bright green just like Kermit, has big white adorable eyeballs just like Kermit and the males have a very unique mating call... just like Kermit, I guess? Anyway, the resemblance is uncanny.
Green and Golden Bell Frog ... 21 per cent of the world's frog species are critically endangered or endangered. The green and golden bell frog was once one of the most common frog species in southeast Australia but is now a threatened species.
A new species of Bracycephalus frog found in Brazil. As some of the very smallest land-dwelling vertebrates, much of their anatomy is optimised to this tiny scale. For example, they typically have three toes and two fingers, instead of the five toes and four fingers found in most frogs.
African Flower - Tzarevna (she)Frog species pattern by nnattalli m
The disproportionately large mouth of the horned frog (Ceratophrys sp.) has earned the frog the descriptor "pacman" frog, after the video-game yellow orb with gnawing maw, Pac-Man. Three of the eight horned frog species that hail from South America – and one hybrid form -- are common in the pet trade. Part of these frogs’ appeal is that you can house them in various ways. Pacman frogs are voracious, so be sure to house them individually to avoid interspecies predation.
Newly discovered frog species looks like Kermit - CNN.com