Newly Found Andean Frog Can Grow Spines To Mimic Its Environment

March 25, 2015 6:00 PM

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The new species is formally named Pristimantis mutabilis (mutable rainfrog). Moreover, it looks like the mutable rainfrog is not the only species that can change its skin texture. Other researchers recently discovered an already known relative of the mutable rainfrog shares the same texture-changing ability, .but no one had noticed it.

The amphibians were discovered at Reserva Las Gralarias, a nature reserve protect endangered birds in the Parish of Mindo, in northern Ecuador.

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