This little guy is dubbed the ‘horror frog’ because of its ability to break down its own bones to produce claws. Sounds crazy enough? This amphibian actually breaks down its bones in order to puncture its toe pads, producing extendable claws on demand when threatened. The hairy ‘horror frog’ was discovered in Cameroon in 2008, [...]
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A new frog species was discovered during an expedition to Papua New Guinea last year, which was just one of the 50 new species found during the expedition. A “large and spectacular”—and possibly new—tree frog species of the Nyctimystes genus squatted near a clear mountain river, giving photographers a spectacular shot of the neon green [...]
A new frog species was found in Indonesia recently and has researchers baffled at the fact that the frog does not have any lungs whatsoever. This rare species of frog actually breathes through its skin. Researches are now able to understand more about animal genetics and structure.
A Cute Amphibian The Mexican axolotl salamander is a distinct amphibian since it retains its larval features all through adulthood. This condition is called neoteny, which means it keeps its tadpole-like dorsal fin that runs almost the length of its body, and its feathery external gills, which protrude from the back of its wide head. [...]