Biologist finds proof of first monogamous frog

June 2010
Edge (East Carolina University);Summer2010, p26
The article reveals that the first confirmed species of a monogamous amphibian, the mimic poison frog, may provide a groundbreaking insight into ecological factors that influence mating behavior. Discovered by three biologists in Peru, the species showed a strong association between small breeding pools and the evolution of intensive care involving two parents. It explains how this behavior was due to scarcity of resources in small pools.


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