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New species of frog from the Neotropics carries its heart on its skin | EurekAlert! Science News

IMAGE: JUVENILE OF THE NEW GLASSFROG SPECIES (HYALINOBATRACHIUM YAKU) IN LIFE. view more 

CREDIT: ROSS MAYNARD

In the Neotropics, there is a whole group of so-called glassfrogs that amaze with their transparent skin covering their bellies and showing their organs underneath. A recently discovered new species from Amazonian Ecuador, however, goes a step further to fully expose its heart thanks to the transparent skin stretching all over its chest as well as tummy. The new amphibian is described in the open-access journal ZooKeys.

Source: New species of frog from the Neotropics carries its heart on its skin | EurekAlert! Science News

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