Tiny frogs and giant spiders: the best of friends

Posted by Darren Naish on July 3, 2009

The recent discovery that some Asian microhylid frogs frequent the dung piles of elephants has gotten these obscure little anurans into the news, possibly for the first time ever. Microhylids – or narrow-mouthed frogs – are not exactly the superstars of the frog world: they’re only really familiar to specialists, despite the fact that (as of June 2009) they contain over 450 species distributed across Africa, Madagascar, the Americas, and Asia. However, some more recent research on the group shows that, like so many animals, they’re really quite interesting once you get to know them…

Read more here: http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/2009/07/03/tiny-frogs-and-giant-spiders/


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