Image of the Day: Spotted Toad
Image of the Day: Spotted Toad
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: Spotted Toad
Image of the Day: Spotted Toad

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.

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.

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Image of the Day: That Toad Is Poison
Image of the Day: That Toad Is Poison
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 5, 2018
The introduction of the poisonous Duttaphrynus melanostictus into Madagascar could be fatally risky for the island’s native predators.
Image of the Day: <em>Xenopus</em> Pigment
Image of the Day: Xenopus Pigment
The Scientist Staff | May 18, 2018
Researchers recently used CRISPR single-guide RNAs to alter genes involved in pigmentation in frog embryos.
Tadpoles Keep Eating Because They Don’t Feel Full
Tadpoles Keep Eating Because They Don’t Feel Full
Catherine Offord | Mar 27, 2018
Baby frogs don’t develop the neural circuitry responsible for feeding inhibition until they begin metamorphosing into adults. 
Image of the Day: Beetle Escapes Toad’s Stomach
Image of the Day: Beetle Escapes Toad’s Stomach
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 8, 2018
The bombardier beetle forced its devourer to vomit it out by releasing explosive, toxic chemicals.
Image of the Day: Wardrobe Change
Image of the Day: Wardrobe Change
The Scientist Staff | Jun 5, 2017
The Asian common toad (Duttaphrynus melanostictus), like other amphibians, will periodically shed the outermost layer of its skin, then consume it. 
TS Picks: October 17, 2016
TS Picks: October 17, 2016
Kerry Grens | Oct 17, 2016
Problematic dietary advice; the man whose cells were fixed with CRISPR; treating toads
Fighting Chytrid Fungus
Fighting Chytrid Fungus
Karen Zusi | Nov 19, 2015
Researchers eliminated chytrid fungus from a Mediterranean island toad population using antifungals and disinfectants.
Virus Decimating Spanish Amphibians
Virus Decimating Spanish Amphibians
Bob Grant | Oct 20, 2014
Several toad, newt, and salamander populations are being hit hard by an emerging pathogen in a pristine national park in Spain.
“Extinct” Toad Rediscovered
Edyta Zielinska | Jun 21, 2012
A yellow-bellied dwarf toad, last sighted in 1876, is rediscovered in Sri Lanka.