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Tiny Frog Can Hear Through Its Mouth

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September 3, 2013
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One of the tiniest species of frog is able to hear despite not having eardrums or middle ears, thanks to a resonating cavity in its mouth.


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Meet the World's Smallest Vertebrate

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