Disappearing frogs - Kerry M. Kriger
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AmphibiaWeb is a fantastic website that provides a database of all the world’s amphibians, so if you want to know what lives in your part of the world, that is a great place to start.
What's one thing that every living creature on earth needs? Water. We know that frogs require a wet environment in order to survive. However, there's a species of frog that inhabits areas with only a few months of rainfall each year? Meet the Litoria platycephala -- a frog species with some pretty cool ways in which they overcome the limitations of the harsh Australian environment.
The gastric brooding frog lays its eggs just like any other frog -- then swallows them whole to incubate. That is, it did until it went extinct 30 years ago. Paleontologist Michael Archer makes a case to bring back the gastric brooding frog and the thylacine, commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger.
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