I’m passionate about these little creatures and would like to share some knowledge with you about these phantastic animals.
First of all some Wikipedia insights:
‚Frogs are a diverse and largely carnivorous group of short-bodied, tailless amphibians composing the order Anura (Ancient Greek an-, without + oura, tail). The oldest fossil "proto-frog" appeared in the early Triassic of Madagascar, but molecular clock dating suggests their origins may extend further back to the Permian, 265 million years ago. Frogs are widely distributed, ranging from the tropics to subarctic regions, but the greatest concentration ofspecies diversity is found in tropical rainforests. There are approximately 4,800 recorded species, accounting for over 85% of extant amphibian species. They are also one of the five most diverse vertebrate orders.’
Also, I would like to share some knowledge with you about various types of frogs.
The Toronto Zoo has an intersting overview.
Please check out http://www.torontozoo.com/adoptapond/frogs.asp.
I’m working now on a Frogcam that enables you to watch some frogs LIVE. As soon as I have prepared the Frogcam LIVE feed I will let you know on this website.
In the meantime please check also US Frogwatch: https://www.aza.org/frogwatch/