Wood Frog

Lithobates sylvaticus
Scale 6 Diat: carnivore , Hierachy 3
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Fact: The wood frog is named for its migration to upland wooded areas where it hibernates for the winter under the leaf litter.

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Graphic by Julia Schonfield
The wood frog (Lithobates sylvaticus or Rana sylvatica[2]) has a broad distribution over North America, extending from the southern Appalachians to the boreal forest with several notable disjunct populations including lowland eastern North Carolina. The wood frog has garnered attention by biologists over the last century because of its freeze tolerance, relatively great degree of […] read more

Chile Darwin’s Frog

Rhinoderma rufum
Scale 4 Diat: carnivore , Hierachy 3
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Fact: The Chile Darwin’s frog is currently listed as “Critically Endangered” by the IUCN, but as there have been no confirmed sightings since around 1978, it may be EXTINCT.

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Graphic by Golly Bardgollybard.blogspot.ca/
The Chile Darwin’s frog (Rhinoderma rufum), also called the Northern Darwin’s frog,[2] is one of only two members of the family Rhinodermatidae. It is endemic to central Chile. The Chile Darwin’s frog has a snout to vent length of about 32 mm (1.3 in). It has a fleshy proboscis, slender limbs and feet webbed between the first […] read more

Frog

Xenopus laevis / tropicalis
Scale 5 Diat: omnivore , Hierachy 3
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Commonly known as the “clawed frog”, this amphibian’s large embryos and eggs are easy to obtain and manipulate for medical and developmental research.

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Graphic by David Orrdavidorogenic.com
Frogs are a diverse and largely carnivorous group of short-bodied, tailless amphibians composing the order Anura(Ancient Greek an-, without + oura, tail). The oldest fossil “proto-frog” appeared in the early Triassic of Madagascar, but molecular clock dating suggests their origins may extend further back to the Permian, 265 million years ago. Frogs are widely distributed, […] read more

Spotted Salamander

Ambystoma maculatum
Scale 5 Diat: carnivore , Hierachy 3
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Ambystoma maculatum has a MOVE of 2.

Ambystoma maculatum can regenerate its limbs if lost.

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The Spotted Salamander or Yellow-spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) is a mole salamander common in the eastern United States and Canada. The Spotted Salamander is the state amphibian of South Carolina. This salamander ranges from Nova Scotia, to Lake Superior, to southern Georgia and Texas [2] It has recently been found that its embryos havesymbiotic algae […] read more

Pool Frog

Pelophylax lessonae
Scale 5 Diat: carnivore , Hierachy 3

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Pelophylax Lessonae is common in Poland, the Baltic Republics, Moldova, Russia and the Ukraine.

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Graphic by Martha Isermanwww.bigredsharks.com
The Pool Frog (Pelophylax lessonae) is a European frog. It is one of only four amphibian species recognized by the UK government as protected under its Biodiversity Action Plan. The reasons for declining populations are decreased pond habitat from human encroachment and also air pollution leading to over-nitrification of pond waters. Its specific name was […] read more

Fire Salamander

Salamandra salamandra
Scale 5 Diat: carnivore , Hierachy 3

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Salamandra salamandra has a MOVE of 2.

Salamandra salamandra can spray neurotoxic chemicals at attacking predators.

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Graphic by Klaudia Blicharskajigoku-no-son.deviantart.com/
The fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra) is probably the best-known salamander species in Europe. It is black with yellow spots or stripes to a varying degree; some specimens can be nearly completely black while on others the yellow is dominant. Shades of red and orange may sometimes appear, either replacing or mixing with the yellow according to subspecies. Fire […] read more