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Climate Change Alters Tree Frog Evolution
2012-10-26 06:40:59

A post-doctoral fellow at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Justin Touchon, recently discovered that climate change in Panama may be altering the course of evolution for some tropical frogs.

2008-05-20 16:22:23

When our distant ancestors were making their way out from the water, they had to evolve a way to lay their eggs on land. Now a tree frog could help shed light on this mysterious, pivotal moment in history.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.