Iskandar DT, Evans BJ, McGuire JA. A Novel Reproductive Mode in Frogs: A New Species of Fanged Frog with Internal Fertilization and Birth of Tadpoles. PLOS ONE. 9(12): e115884. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0115884
This just proves how much the world is changing and evolution is at the forefront of everything...
As a lover of the nature it makes me so happy to hear that there are new species developing and being discovered as so many known species become extinct daily due to climate change etc.
And even though it blows my mind that there are still species unknown and undiscovered by humans I think we should appreciate how wonderful nature is.
Welcome Limnonectes larvaepartus !!!!!
It would be very interesting to know if this is an example of modern day micro evolution or just an ancient species that hasn’t been discovered until today. Equally interesting would be to know what triggered this deviation from the normal reproduction method of the frog. Would it simply be, as stated earlier, the result of climate change due to global warming, or does it hold some or other key survival advantage for the species. Seeing as the species’ females carry the offspring themselves, this would imply that they can produce fewer young than normal frogs. It would therefore imply that thee frogs would need to produce more, or at least as many, offspring as normal frogs for this new method of reproduction to be practical.