Speciation in little: the role of range and body size in the diversification of Malagasy mantellid frogs.
Philippines frogs of the genus Leptobrachium (Anura: Megophryidae): Phylogeny-based species delimitation, taxonomic review, and descriptions of three new species
Giant dwarfs: discovery of a radiation of large-bodied'stump-toed frogs' from karstic cave environments of northern Madagascar
From the AWeb site:
"A tiny new frog (the Old World's smallest) has been discovered living and breeding inside pitcher plants on Borneo. Das and Haas (2010) describe the new species, Microhyla nepenthicola, in the journal Zootaxa. Adult male frogs measure between 10.6 and 12.8 mm in snout-vent length (SVL); new metamorphs measure just 3.5 mm on average (one-third the diameter of a pea). Although pitcher plants are carnivorous and consume insects that fall in, Microhyla nepenthicola tadpoles suffer no ill effects from developing inside the pitcher's digestive liquid.
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Phylogenetic relationships of Ansonia from Southeast Asia inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences: Systematic and biogeographic implications (Anura: Bufonidae)
Integrating species life-history traits and patterns of deforestation in amphibian conservation planning
Philippines frogs of the genus Leptobrachium (Anura, Megophryidae): Phylogeny-based species delimitation, taxonomic review, and descriptions of three new species
From the AmphibiaWeb home page:
The New York Times describes conservation efforts for this Extinct in the Wild species, Nectophrynoides asperginis. This tiny toad species, which gives birth to miniscule toadlets, was discovered in 1998 living in the spray zone of a single Tanzanian waterfall.
Bridging the gap between science and policy in amphibian conservation: Beyond 2010
The United Nations declared 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity. While it is a year to celebrate the planet's living systems, it is also a year to take stock of what has been achieved to curb biodiversity loss and report against the 2010 biodiversity target.
Sahonagasy.org is a "community website for researchers, conservationists, and amateurs interested in the conservation of Madagascar's unique amphibian fauna."
The site contains literature, photos, and documents (pdfs) relating to conservation strategies for the frogs of Madagascar.