Meet the "Snot Otter," North America's Biggest Salamander

If you've splashed around in the creeks of Appalachia, you may have been close to the largest salamander in North America, the Eastern hellbender, but you probably wouldn't have known it. Learn about this magnificent critter in a short documentary produced by Freshwaters Illustrated and the US Forest Service. » 10/24/14 6:09pm 10/24/14 6:09pm

Holy crap, does this worm-like amphibian lay terrifying eggs

In the soils of northeastern India, researchers from Delhi University have uncovered an entirely new family of amphibians. Meet the Chikilidae, which belong to an earthworm-like order of amphibians known as caecilians. Seven new species of Chikilidae were uncovered by the team, who recently published their findings… » 2/22/12 1:10pm 2/22/12 1:10pm

Frog Deaths Are A Harbinger of "Sixth Mass Extinction" on Earth

Frogs and other amphibians lived through several mass extinctions on Earth over the past 250 million years, surviving the dinosaur wipeout and the most recent Ice Age. But now, say scientists this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, all that is changing. Amphibians are going extinct in such… » 8/12/08 3:00pm 8/12/08 3:00pm