Retro: ‘Horror frog’ breaks own bones to produce claws (W/Video)

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From New Science

00:01 28 May 2008 by Catherine Brahic

“Amphibian horror” isn’t a movie genre, but on this evidence perhaps it should be. Harvard biologists have described a bizarre, hairy frog with cat-like extendable claws.

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. . . . Read Complete Report

From youtube uploaded by Biology Bytes·

Published on May 28, 2012

Clawed frogs! Well, sorta…

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