Newly-discovered pea-sized froggie lives inside carnivorous pitcher plants


3 Responses to “Newly-discovered pea-sized froggie lives inside carnivorous pitcher plants”

  1. dr.hypercube says:

    Loves me some nepenthiphious species. Monkey cups and microhylids and crabs, oh my!

  2. Chrs says:

    Surprising error:

    These aren’t carnivorous pitcher plants. Oh, they’re sure related, all right, but these Nepenthes are omnivorous, and if anything, they’re primarily plant-eaters! Yes, they’ve basically switched from eating insects to eating plant debris that falls into the pitchers. Fascinating! Interestingly, this is probably part of why the frogs are able to live there, since they’ve lost many of their escape-prevention mechanisms with this dietary switch.

  3. dagfooyo says:

    This is a direct result of the earlier discovery that the Triceratops is the juvenile of another species. These frogs turn out to be not infants but their own species in order to preserve the Law of Conservation of Species that are Not Young Forms of Another Species. It’s simple physics.

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