Enormous frogs heave rocks to build tadpole ‘nests’

Researchers have observed adult Goliath frogs building nest-ponds for their young by moving rocks weighing up to 4 pounds. (Photo Credit: Marvin Schäfe) Scientists have discovered that the world’s largest frog, the Goliath frog, builds pond “nests” for their young in the wild by moving rocks weighing up to 4 pounds. They then guard these ponds from […] The post Giant Goliath Frogs, the World’s Largest Frogs, Are Excellent Parents appeared first on Geek.com.

World's largest frogs build their own ponds for their young

The first example of "nest"-building in an African amphibian, the Goliath frog, has been described in a new article in the Journal of Natural History, and could explain why they have grown to ...

Fri 9 Aug 19 from Phys.org

World’s largest frog builds its own ponds using heavy rocks

To build nests, goliath frogs move heavy rocks to create little ponds in the middle of streams, which may explain how these frogs have evolved to be so enormous

Thu 8 Aug 19 from Newscientist

World's largest frogs can move rocks half their weight

The world's largest frogs may also have the best pollywog daycare on the market. To protect its wee tadpoles, these enormous amphibians build their own "nursery ponds," sometimes moving rocks ...

Mon 12 Aug 19 from FOXNews

World's Largest Frogs Can Move Rocks Half Their Weight ... for Their Wee Pollywogs

The world's largest frogs may also have the best pollywog daycare on the market.

Fri 9 Aug 19 from Livescience

World's biggest frogs have been captured on camera lifting rocks nearly two-thirds their body weight

Lead author Marvin Schafer, a doctoral scholar at the Berlin Natural History Museum, studied the animals which are native to Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea.

Thu 8 Aug 19 from Daily Mail

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