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'Robo-Frog' the Robotic Romeo Who Gets the Girl

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December 6, 2013
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A robotic male frog has helped researchers unveil the mysterious nocturnal mating habits of Panama's tungara frog. 'Robo-frog' was recruited to woo potential mates and shed light on the species' romantic rituals. Jim Drury reports.


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Cuban Tree Frog Hitches Ride to Canada

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Frog Species Didn't Croak After All, Say Scientists

Frog Species Didn't Croak After All, Say Scientists

Reuters (June 6, 2013) — A frog species native to Israel's north which was declared extinct in 1996 has been re-discovered and dubbed a "living fossil" by the scientists of Jerusalem's Hebrew University.
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Tiny Frog Can Hear Through Its Mouth

Tiny Frog Can Hear Through Its Mouth

Newsy (Sep. 3, 2013) — 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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