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New species of frog gives birth to tadpoles

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New species of frog gives birth to tadpoles

Postby Helix » Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:04 pm

It's a fanged frog from Sulawesi. What makes it interesting is that it's the only species known to do this -- most produce eggs and a very small number give birth to froglets.

Article from the BBC (by Jonathan Webb): New fanged frog 'gives birth to tadpoles'.

Original paper (open acess): A Novel Reproductive Mode in Frogs: A New Species of Fanged Frog with Internal Fertilization and Birth of Tadpoles
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