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Following a 5 year hunt in the Brazilian Atlantic rainforest this frog and 6 other new species were discovered. These micro-amphibians all belong to a group known as Brachycephalus. which are up there with the world's tiniest known terrestrial vertebrates. Photo taken by Luiz Fernando Ribiero. No idea frogs could be this tiny!
Contributed by Sam Feldstone
Researchers are searching for this gastric brooding frog last seen in 1985. This frog is rare in its ability to swallow its egg and eventually give birth in its mouth. Very unusual! What is more interesting is that tadpoles develop in the absence of acidic digestive juices in the stomach of the frog, which could give doctors a new treatment for stomach ulcers for humans. Awesome! My microbiology class has peaked my interests in animals, that can contribute to treatments for humans.
Contributed by Markeisha Satchell
The Amazon horned frog has a reputation for eating everything in sight. Some have even died trying to eat prey larger than their bodies. This is one species that never learned portion control. By the way they are very territorial, so don't try to take this guy's pumpkin.
Contributed by Taylor Jackson
Although frogs can't empty their stomachs like humans do, they have an alternative method. They throw up their entire stomach then dig out the contacts with the forearms. After everything is out, they swallow their stomach back down and live life like before.
Contributed by Kash Farney