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Robotic Frogs Turn Boring Mating Call Into A Serenade
2013-07-15 15:24:23

University of Texas at Austin [ Watch The Video Robot Frog Attracting Potential Mate ] The 'rather bizarre' result may provide insight into how complex traits evolve by hooking together much simpler traits With the help of a robotic frog, biologists at The University of Texas at Austin and Salisbury University have discovered that two wrong mating calls can make a right for female tungara frogs. The "rather bizarre" result may be evidence not of a defect in the frog brain, but of...


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Orange-Thighed Frog, Litoria xanthomera
2013-10-08 13:38:49

The Orange-Thighed Frog (Litoria xanthomera) is a tree frog that is native to a small area of tropical Queensland, Australia. It is a green frog with distinctly orange colored eyes, and is much like the Red-Eyed Tree Frog (Litoria chloris) in appearance. Reaching a length of about 5.5 centimeters, this frog is of medium size. It is slender, with a thin body, flat head, and large eyes, which are orange. The dorsal surface is green, with bright yellow feet and vocal sac, and a yellow band...

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Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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