Shape Shifting Frog discovered in the Andes

Strange shape-shifting rain-frog has been found in the Andes
The mutable rainfrog can go from smooth (left) to spiny in minutes.
The mutable rainfrog can go from smooth (left) to spiny in minutes.

Strange shape-shifting rain-frog has been found in the Andes

The frog, dubbed the “punk rocker” was found by students at Case Western Reserve University, and first thought they had collected the wrong frog. But then after they transferred the frog to a different container which contained moss, they couldn’t believe their eyes, the frog changed its colour and skin texture to match its new soundings.

Picture showing how the frog can change texture.
Picture showing how the frog can change texture.

Dubbed the “punk rocker” frog, the marble-size amphibian is the first vertebrate known to change its skin texture.

A shape-shifting frog that bears more similarities to a character from Marvel’s X-Men has been discovered by students at Case Western Reserve University.

The frog, a pristimantis sobetes, was discovered in the Andes and possesses the unique ability to mimic the surface it is sitting on and can change the texture of its skin within minutes.

Source: National Geographic and IB Times

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In the late 80s I started investigating UFOs and crop circles and joined the CCCS (Centre for Crop Circle Studies) and a local group researching strange sightings and reports along the south coast of Dorset (UK). In the early ’90s I started my own research group called SPS (Strange Phenomena Studies), this was renamed in 2004 to Cryptoworld.

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