University of Washington undergraduate researcher Shanelle Wikramanayake travels to Sri Lanka to collect DNA samples from an endemic and elusive rough-nosed horned lizard.
Frogs across the world are threatened by many issues, including climate change, habitat loss and infectious diseases.
Learn about the Burke's research on the coastal-tailed frog, one of the specimens on display in our Wild Nearby exhibit.
Herpetology collections are accessible through the Arctos website. Search for “Amphibian and reptile specimens” under "Burke Museum."
Though the lizards may seem like a portal to a bygone era, their habitat and survival faces serious threats today.
Do they live in salt water? How did bullfrogs arrive in Washington state?
What do amphibians eat? How do frogs swallow their prey? We put together answers to some of the most common questions we hear.