Frog Found to Give Live Birth


Amphibians lay eggs and mammals give birth to live offspring.

Jim Mcguire, a herpetologist at the University of California, Berkeley, found the exception to the above statement in the rainforest in Sulawesi, an Indonesian island east of Borneo. His mentor Djoko Iskandar suspected certain frogs in that region gave birth to live offspring as opposed to laying eggs, yet researchers had never watched the creature mating or birthing tadpoles until Mcguire’s find.

The frog species has been named Limnonectes larvaepartus.