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Can Frogs Breathe Underwater?

It’s well-known that frogs live both on land and in water since they begin their lives as fully aquatic tadpoles and develop into semi-aquatic adults. But, how they manage to survive underwater leaves plenty of room for confusion. Frog tadpoles can breathe underwater through their gills and skin. As frogets, and adult frogs, they lose …

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Do Colleges Allow Pet Frogs?

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Going to college is an incredibly exciting opportunity, but animal lovers may question whether or not they will be able to live on campus without their beloved pet frog. Thankfully, a few colleges in the United States allow most types of frogs on campus, provided that students follow the college’s specific set of rules. Eckerd, …

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Frog Teeth: Everything There is to Know

I loved watching my frog eat potato bugs when I was a kid, but wondered if it had any teeth. It seemed as if my frog would just suck up its prey and not chew at all. It was pretty intriguing that my hungry frog would just power through its meal like that. After completing …

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Frogs Eyes: Everything to Know

Have you ever looked at a frog’s eyes up close? They are incredible! They look like tiny planets full of speckles, color and depth. Frog eyes have horizontal or vertical pupils, can see in color, bulge out to sit above water, and provide frogs almost 360° day and night vision. Frogs eyes also have three …

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Do Frogs Have Hair?

Frogs are so diverse and unique with over 7,500 species around the world. I discussed how frogs have teeth, but toads do not in other articles on this blog, yet another fun question to examine is if frogs have hair. This can be especially confusing since some frog species have what looks like hair.  Just …

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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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