In a country where warmth is at a premium, the amphibian makes the best of higher temperatures.
A family of frogs spends its tadpole time living underground, with a body built for burrowing.
The area where they were discovered has been called an 'incubator' of new life forms.
Researchers have for the first time eliminated the deadly chytrid fungus in a wild population.
Although it may look like a whimsical cartoon character, the axolotl is in serious trouble.
The distinctive creature lived 76 million years ago, during the Cretaceous, in a modern-day Utah that looked more like Louisiana bayou country.
While scientists have known about frog-on-frog predation, until now they haven't looked into the reasons for it.
The animal lives only in one mountainous region and requires a cold, humid environment.
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