Punk Rocker Frog camouflage

‘It was apparently changing the texture of its skin to better blend in with its surroundings, and that’s very weird indeed for a vertebrate. Highfalutin invertebrates like the cuttlefish, sure, all the time they’re transforming both the color of their skin and its texture. But not vertebrates. So not only had Krynak found herself a new species, but a new species that changed how scientists think about amphibian camouflage. In a paper published Tuesday, she dubbed the spiky wonder Pristimantis mutabilis, known informally as the punk rocker frog.’



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