Frogs, belonging to the order Anura, are amphibians that have been inhabitants of Earth for an impressive 200 million years. These remarkable creatures have survived and adapted through various environmental changes, including the catastrophic asteroid impact that marked the end of the Cretaceous period and the extinction of the dinosaurs. The secret to their survival lies in their highly adaptable nature. With permeable skin that allows for respiration, frogs can thrive in both aquatic and terrestrial environments, providing them with a unique advantage during times of ecological upheaval.
In the wake of the asteroid impact, frogs continued to evolve, diversifying into a myriad of species that inhabit nearly every corner of the globe. Modern frogs exhibit an astonishing array of adaptations, from tree-dwelling species with adhesive toe pads to those that have evolved vibrant skin colors as a form of communication or defense. Some species have developed unique reproductive strategies, such as the incredible diversity of mating calls and the remarkable parental care exhibited by certain frog species.