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Image of the Day: Olfactory Capacities
Image of the Day: Olfactory Capacities
Most small amphibious mammals have a diminished sense of smell, a quality that likely arose because of a tradeoff with thermoregulation capacities that allowed them to conserve heat in aquatic environments.
Image of the Day: Olfactory Capacities
Image of the Day: Olfactory Capacities

Most small amphibious mammals have a diminished sense of smell, a quality that likely arose because of a tradeoff with thermoregulation capacities that allowed them to conserve heat in aquatic environments.

Most small amphibious mammals have a diminished sense of smell, a quality that likely arose because of a tradeoff with thermoregulation capacities that allowed them to conserve heat in aquatic environments.

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Glowing Amphibians Extremely Common
Lisa Winter | Feb 28, 2020 | 2 min read
A study of the animals using blue light reveals what humans are not able to see with the naked eye.
Image of the Day: Spotted Toad
Emily Makowski | Dec 13, 2019 | 2 min read
The starry night harlequin toad was lost to science for nearly 30 years until an indigenous community in Colombia permitted conservation biologists to visit its habitat in April.
Image of the Day: Floating Frog
Emily Makowski | Oct 4, 2019 | 1 min read
A frog performs a balancing act in a region where amphibians are threatened.
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Image of the Day: Phantom Limbs
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 17, 2019 | 1 min read
Researchers study how oxygen around an embryo helps shape the way feet and digits form in amphibians and chickens.
Frog-Killing Chytrid Fungus Far Deadlier than Scientists Realized
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 29, 2019 | 2 min read
A survey reveals the disease has decimated populations in Central and South America and tropical Australia and contributed to the extinction of 90 species.
Tadpoles Keep Eating Because They Don’t Feel Full
Catherine Offord | Mar 27, 2018 | 1 min read
Baby frogs don’t develop the neural circuitry responsible for feeding inhibition until they begin metamorphosing into adults. 
Image of the Day: Frog Leaps Away from Extinction 
The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff | Jan 3, 2018 | 1 min read
A once critically endangered species of leaf frog has made a comeback. 
Image of the Day: Save the Frogs
The Scientist Staff | Jun 23, 2017 | 1 min read
Small but striking with its eyebrow-like horns, the 6-centimeter smooth horned frog (Proceratophrys boiei) was one of 453 amphibian species in Brazil assessed in a recent conservation study.
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