New Morphing Frog Reveals Its Spiny Ability

March 27, 2015 1:03 AM

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In the wild, camouflage and mimicry are powerful abilities that often mean the difference between life and death. But while merely hiding in the background may mean going unnoticed, being able to change one's form can change odds of survival astronomically when it comes to predation. And though the ability to camouflage may be an uncommon attribute that most species can live without, one fingernail-sized frog in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador is revealing a far rarer ability-making it the first shape-shifting amphibian ever found.

In the wild, camouflage and mimicry are powerful abilities that often mean the difference between life and death. But while merely hiding in the background may mean going unnoticed, being able to change one's form can change odds of survival astronomically when it comes to predation. And though the ...

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