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New Breeding Strategy Found: Fully-Formed Froglets Emerge From Bamboo

November 21, 2014 | by Janet Fang Researchers have just discovered the novel breeding strategy of a critically endangered (previously assumed extinct) frog: mating and laying eggs in live bamboo. Until now, no other frog has been known to do this. And these “direct developing” eggs hatch into tiny froglets—no tadpole stage here. The findings were published in the Biological Journal of the Linnean Society last month. Frogs and toads have at least 40 known life strategies to increase…

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