Do Frogs Have Bones?

Frogs are amphibians and it may be confusing to know if frogs have bones since they are cute squishy-looking creatures. Well, I hated our high-school frog anatomy class because I love frogs and do not want to dissect them, but I did learn a few things. Frogs are amphibians that have a skeleton and a …

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How Do You Become a Herpetologist?

Being a herpetologist, or a scientist specializing in reptiles and amphibians, could be an exciting career choice for anyone passionate about these incredible animals (Vitt, 2014). But if this is a route you would like to pursue, how do you go about starting a career in herpetology? A herpetologist will generally need a Bachelor’s degree …

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Is Herpetology Science, Biology, or Zoology?

Herpetology is the study of reptiles and amphibians – but what does it really entail? I’ve worked in the field of herpetology for over a year now, and been fascinated by it for much longer. I frequently get asked just what exactly herpetology is, and how it could be classified within the umbrella of science. …

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History of Amphibians: Everything to Know

Amphibians are ancient. Most people don’t realize that not only have amphibians existed since before the dinosaurs, they’re actually the ancestors of all reptiles, including many dinosaurs. There are also many more incredible amphibians alive today than most people have ever heard of! The first ancient amphibians evolved from lobe-finned fish around 370 million years …

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What is a Herpetologist?

When I was a young child, finding a frog, salamander, or snake in my backyard was a highlight of my day. My parents encouraged me to observe the animals I found briefly before releasing them where I had found them. As I grew up, my fascination with the world of reptiles and amphibians continued to …

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101 Amazing Frog Statistics

After writing over 300 frog-related articles on this blog, I can tell you that I have come across some very cool frog statistics from a wide variety of scientific studies. In this post, I have compiled some of the top frog statistics from peer-reviewed frog research, as well as frog leg trade data, frog species-specific …

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Is a Toad a Frog?

I love discussing different types of frogs and how they have very different characteristics, traits, and habits. Although aquatic frogs, toads, and arboreal frogs are different in many ways, they are all frogs.  But there seems to be this big debate online as to finally deciding, once and for all, if toads are frogs and …

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How do Frogs Digest Food?

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Amphibians typically feast on live prey in the wild and have unique methods concerning their consumption methods. These special feeding habits and behaviors have left plenty of animal lovers wondering how frogs digest their food.  Frogs eat live prey, which travels to the stomach via the esophagus and dies by drowning in stomach acid or …

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Do Frogs Have Gills?

Amphibians undergo numerous metamorphic changes, many of which concern their respiratory systems. Since frogs spend part of their lives on land and in water, many amphibian enthusiasts wonder if frogs have gills for breathing underwater. Frogs have gills as tadpoles during the first 20 weeks of their lives when they primarily live in water. However, …

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Are Frogs Reptiles?

Frogs flaunt a range of traits and behaviors, many of which are similar to reptiles. These similarities have led many animal lovers to wonder if frogs are classified as reptiles or if they belong to another animal group.  Frogs are not reptiles but are amphibians that have a gill-breathing larval stage (water) and lung-breathing adult …

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