toad

A toad from the Andes mountains that had long been thought extinct and was known only from a single museum specimen collected in 1970 has resurfaced in Ecuador. After the initial discovery of the Tandayapa Andean toad in Ecuador’s Pichincha Province (map) more than four decades ago, scientists searched time and again for more of...

It may look like the Lady Gaga of amphibians, but this enterprising cane toad is actually in the midst of eating a bat. Yufani Olaya, a ranger at Peru’s Cerros de Amotape National Park, sent the picture to Peru-based biologist Phil Torres, who published it on his blog. Torres said this is a rare—and perhaps first—documented sighting of a...

It may look like the Lady Gaga of amphibians, but this enterprising cane toad is actually in the midst of eating a bat. Yufani Olaya, a ranger at Peru’s Cerros de Amotape National Park, sent the picture to Peru-based biologist Phil Torres, who published it on his blog. Torres said this is a rare—and perhaps first—documented sighting of a...