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Borneo eared Frog (Polypedates otilophus)

Borneo eared frog (Polypedates otilophus)

Cute Frog of the Week: January 10, 2011

You’d think this cute little guy would have an easy timing hearing you with its big ears, but guess what? Those big flaps of skin that look like ears are actually just bony ridges! The black freckled skin of Borneo eared frogs, Polypedates otilophus) is unusually smooth and their feet are especially adept for climbing straight up trees, clinging to the underside of leaves or even hanging from a tree branch—by one toe! As in most frog species, females tend to be larger in size than males, although males dominate the breeding rituals.

Photo credit: Brian Gratwicke, Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project.

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