Tuesday, May 27, 2008

frog breaks its own bones in self defense

Trichobatrachus robustus actively breaks its own bones to produce claws that puncture their way out of the frog's toe pads, probably when it is threatened.

"For me, it highlights the need for a lot more research on amphibians especially in light of the threat of mass extinctions," he adds.

from the New Scientist

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