Mutating Rain Frog Found In Equador's Andean Cloud Forest

March 26, 2015 2:21 AM

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Mutating Rain Frog Found In Equador's Andean Cloud Forest

Researchers have discovered a shape-shifting rain frog in Ecuador’s western Andean cloud forest which changes its skin texture in mere minutes, adjusting its appearance to match the texture it’s sitting on.

The mutable rain frog, known formerly as Pristimantis mutabilis, was discovered by a Case Western Reserve University PhD student and her husband, who happens to be a projects manager at Cleveland Metroparks’ Natural Resources Division.

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