ENVIRONMENT

Transformer frog discovered in Ecuador

NEWS

April 9 th, 2015

Biologists published the results of their study on a new frog species. Dubbed Pristimantis mutabilis, this amphibian has the extraordinary feature of being able to change the texture of its skin to better blend in with its environment. This little frog, measuring less than 2.5 cm, has an amazing power worthy of those that might be found in some science fiction movies. Brought to light by two researchers in the high forests of the Andes in Ecuador, Pristimantis mutabilis is indeed able to change the texture of its skin within minutes.

 


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