Shape-shifting 'punk rocker' frog goes from spiny to smooth in minutes
When researcher Katherine Krynak and her husband Tim spotted an unknown species of frog in a misty cloud forest in Ecuador, they did what any good scientists would do — they scooped it into a cup for further examination the next morning. The frog was tiny (no more than 23 millimeters in length) and covered in thorn-like spines that led the Krynaks to christen it the “punk rocker” frog.
had they got the wrong frog?
However, when they tipped the animal out onto a sheet of plastic the next morning to be photographed, they saw that its skin was entirely smooth. They were disappointed, and assumed they’d picked up the wrong frog by mistake.
“I then put the frog back in the cup and added some moss,” says Katherine, a PhD student at Case…
Source:: The Verge