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Eyelash Marsupial Frog, Gastrotheca cornuta from Panama. Looking very handsome today in the #frogPOD #Gastrotheca #gastrothecacornuta #Panama #panamafrogs #Panamanianfrogs #evacc #amphibiansofpanama #amphibianconservation #amphibianrescue

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Granular Glass Frog meditating this afternoon. I was reluctant to disturb her but she didn't seem to mind. #cochranellagranulosa #Cochranella #Centrolenidae #glassfrog #meditation #meditatingfrog

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It's a Frog eat Frog world out there! A recent publication from John Measey, et al quantifies just what frogs will stuff in their mouths, including each other. http://ift.tt/1NLO2nf

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Dendrobates auratus, the Green and Black Poison Frog. Ventral surface through glass. #Dendrobatesauratus #Dendrobates #Dendrobatidae #poisonfrog #frogbelly

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The Green Spiny Toad, Incilius coniferus is a semi arboreal species from Panama. The species is #sexuallydimorphic and while the female is atypically not colorful, both sexes have beautiful green eyes. Here is a male Green Spiny Toad on exhibit today in the Conservatory lobby. #toad #Incilius #Inciliusconiferus #Bufonidae #amphibiansofpanama

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#Anotheca spinosa, the Crowned Tree Frog on exhibit today in the #Panama display. The parents of this frog and many other Panamanian species were collected during a 2005 expedition to Panama to rescue amphibians from a chytrid fungus outbreak that was wiping out 85% of the frogs from that region. This was done in collaboration with @zooatlanta and @evacc @edgriffith23 #captivebreeding #amphibiansofinstagram #amphibianconservation #frogPOD #frogsneedourhelp #hylidae

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A great article about the State Botanical Garden's invasive plant removal practices and how UGAv has linked invasive Japanese Stiltgrass to amphibian mortality.

http://m.onlineathens.com/mobile/2015-08-25/turning-back-tide-invaders-state-botanical-garden#article=822514C1F911B1CBE311F75C700B189EF2D7

Granular Glass Frogs (Cochranella granulosa) in amplexus today in the #froglab #glassfrogs #glassfrog #Centrolenidae #captivebreeding

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Greenhouse Frog spotted (and heard) in the Orchid House today at the Garden. It was a rainy Sunday with a lot of amphibian activity. #Eleutherodactylus #Eleutherodactylusplanirostris #greenhousefrog #freerangefrogs

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Dendrobates auratus, the Green and Black Poison Frog in display in our Costa Rica exhibit. #Dendrobates #Dendrobatesauratus #Dendrobatidae #poisonfrog

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The Mimic Poison Frog, Ranitomeya imitator #veradero on display in the Amazon exhibit. #ranitomeyaimitator #Ranitomeya #Dendrobatidae #mimic #mimicpoisonfrog #mullerianmimicry

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Celebrity Spotted Salamander highlights the importance of urban #amphibianmonitoring on Peachtree TV's Public Affairs today. Atlanta has a rich historic diversity of amphibians and the MAAMP uses professional and citizen scientist volunteers to identify areas still used by amphibians as well as targets habitat in need of restoration. Today's program focused on the restoration of the south fork of Peachtree Creek and collaborators like @atlantaaudubon @southforkconservancy and @atlantabgconservation

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This frogsneedourhelp Instagram feed was on TV today! Thank you @peachtreetv for helping to get the word out about amphibian declines and conservation

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I was on the local news today with a glorious adult female Spotted Salamander #ambystomamaculatum Talking about habitat restoration projects and collaborations as well as urban #amphibianmonitoring #maamp The segment focused on the conservation of the south fork of the Peachtree Creek and the work of @atlantabgconservation @atlantaaudubon and @Southforkconservancy

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The Garden's Amphibian Conservation Program and Collaborators Featured on Peachtree TV tomorrow at 10am!

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Public Affairs on Peach did a segment today on South Fork of Peachtree Creek and what is being done to restore habitat at the confluence of the north and south forks. The 'Confluence Trail' is one of our amphibian monitoring sites being studied by the MAAMP. Today, we all had a great time curing the filming, which airs tomorrow at 10am.





The beautiful Black Eye Leaf Frog, Agalychnis morletti today in the Frog Lab. #agalychnismoreletii #agalychnis #Phyllomedusinae #leaffrog #froglab

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Pratt's Rocket Frog, Colostethus pratti on display today in the Panama exhibit. #littlebrownjobbie #Colostethus #Colostethuspratti #Dendrobatidae #rocketfrog

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Cruziohyla craspedopus, the Fringed Leaf Frog on exhibit this morning. #Cruziohyla #cruziohylacraspedopus #Phyllomedusinae #leaffrog #amphibianexhibitdesigns #amphibianconservation

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Cochranella euknemos, the Slope Snouted Glass Frog from Panama. Mind blowing colors on this male. #Cochranella #Cochranellaeuknemos #Centrolenidae #glassfrog #bluefrog #frogPOD

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Agalychnis spurelli, the Gliding Leaf Frog. I love their dorsal spots. #Agalychnis #agalychnisspurrelli #Phyllomedusinae #coolspots #leaffrog #glidingfrog

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Cruziohyla craspedopus, the Fringed Leaf Frog waking up today in the Frog Lab. #Cruziohyla #cruziohylacraspedopus #Phyllomedusinae #leaffrog

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The beautiful Tiger Leg Monkey Frog, Phyllomedusa tomopterna. #Phyllomedusa #phyllomedusatomopterna #Phyllomedusinae #monkeyfrog

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Shirts for Salamanders!!! Vote for your Favorite Salamander Design

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The 'Shirts for Salamanders' T-Shirt Contest is underway! Proceeds go to benefit the Flatwoods Salamander Recovery Program here at the Garden as well as Mossy Salamander Conservation at the Costa Rica Amphibian Research Center.

They are all incredible designs!!!

Click the link below to vote:
http://epoll.me/vote/ACjHaqrVDbg/national-amphibian-expo/please-vote-for-your-favorite-design





Terrapene Carolina, Eastern Box Turtle today in DeKalb County #urbanreptile #urbanreptiles #boxturtle #boxturtles #terrapene #terrapenecarolina

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Cochranella granulosa, the Granular Glass Frog today in the Frog Lab. #glassfrog #Cochranella #cochranellagranulosa #Centrolenidae #froglab

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Cruziohyla calcarifer, the Splendid Leaf Frog today in the lab. Most Leaf Frogs have incredible dorsal camouflage, making them practically invisible while their limbs are tucked in and the animal is sleeping. When they awaken, their dazzling flash colors are exposed on their flanks. #cruziohylacalcarifer #cruziohyla #Phyllomedusinae #leaffrog #camouflage #flashcolor

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What species is this? #herpquiz

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Splendid Leaf Frogs (Cruziohyla calcarifer) in amplexus today in the rain chamber. #cruziohylacalcarifer #cruziohyla #Phyllomedusinae #leaffrog #captivebreeding #frogsneedourhelp

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Looking forward to speaking tomorrow to the Atlanta Audubon Society @ the Blue Heron Nature Preserve. I will be taking about urban amphibian monitoring and why it's so important. #amphibianmonitoring #maamp #Ambystoma #ambystomamaculatum #Ambystomatidae

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Phelsuma lineata released today in the Conservatory. This is the fourth species of Phelsuma to be introduced in there. #phelsuma #phelsumalineata #fuquaconservatory

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Dendrobates tinctorius (azureus) on exhibit in our Frogs of Suriname display. #amphibianexhibitdesigns #amphibian #amphibiansofinstagram #amphibianconservation #Dendrobates #azureus #Dendrobatidae

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Nocturnal coloration of the Lemur Leaf Frog. A #criticallyendangered species from Panama. Lemur Leaf Frogs change their color write drastically in response to photoperiod. Bright green during the day while they are sleeping, once they wake up they turn a reddish brown and become active. #lemurleaffrog #Phyllomedusinae #leaffrog

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One of the cutest frogs ever, Hyalinobatrachium colymbiphyllum. Such a long name for this tiny Glass Frog from Panama. #frogsneedourhelp #frogsofpanama #frogPOD #hyalinobatrachium #Hyalinobatrachiumcolymbiphylum #glassfrog #Centrolenidae

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Metamorphic Red Eye Leaf Frog emerges from the morph tank. This froglet still has the face of a tadpole! We are morphing out a bunch of Red Eyes for release into the Conservatory. If successful, they will be a wonderful addition to the nocturnal amphibian community at the Garden. #tadpole #metamorphosis #redeyetreefrog #redeyeleaffrog #leaffrog #Phyllomedusinae

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Another adorable American toadlet | Anaxyrus americanus in situ. American Toads are a metro Atlanta amphibian species bring monitored by the #maamp #amphibianmonitoring #amphibianconservation #amphibiansofinstagram #bufonidae #anaxyrus #anaxyrusamericanus

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Baby American Toad scaling a tree! What's this little guy up to? #anaxyrusamericanus #anaxyrus #bufonidae #maamp

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Pickerel Frog, Lithobates palustris at sunset. Pickerel Frogs are a metro Atlanta amphibian speciesv that can be found in virtually all wetland types: ponds, pools, streams and puddles. #amphibianmonitoring #atlantaamphibian #maamp #Lithobates #lithobatespalustris

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Projecting Change Event on the Empire State Building!

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Projecting Change, the movement bringing awareness to the global extinction crisis as well as promoting the new documentary film Racing Extinction. This event has developed quite a bit since its premier in October. The last known Rabbs' Fringe Limbed Tree Frog, which resides here at the Garden is featured in the event!

American toadlet camouflage, Anaxyrus americanus. A metro Atlanta amphibian species. American Toads are one of the 28 species of amphibians monitored by the #maamp (Metro Atlanta Amphibian Monitoring Program) a citizen achieve program initiated by the Department of Conservation and Research at the Atlanta Botanical Garden @atlantabgconservation . #americantoad #anaxyrusamericanus #bufonidae #citizenscience

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'S' is for Schistometopum, of course! Beautiful Schistometopum thomense (Sao Tome Caecilian) is a bright yellow fossorial amphibian. Status: Data Deficient

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