La Asociación para el Desarrollo de la Comarca del Campo Arañuelo (ARJABOR) promueve un proyecto que se centra en hacer un inventario de los anfibios y reptiles que tienen su hábitat en la comarca, según ha anunciado el grupo de acción local. Leer más.
Reptiles that live near and feed upon amphibians in the tropics may be spreading the deadly amphibian disease Chytridiomycosis (caused by the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dedrobatidis), holding and transporting reservoirs of the fungus on their skin, say researchers from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and Canada’s McGill University. Leer más.
The beautiful fringe-limbed tree frog is named for the small amount of whitish, fleshy fringe along the edges of its lower arms, hands, legs and feet. However, it is most memorable for its distinct colors—a deep blueish-green covered with many raised, yellowish-white spots. Their skin is also somewhat transparent, and their bones appear greenish through their skin. The fringe-limbed tree frog does not start out this beautiful, however. As if having to grow into their colors, the tadpoles, with their very long tails, are pale in color. Leer más.