The divorce rate of frogs in Peru is, and has always been at an all time low.
Oh scientific research, you never fail to amaze.
The first monogamous amphibian has been discovered living in the rainforest of South America.
Genetic tests have revealed that male and females of one species of Peruvian poison frog remain utterly faithful.
More surprising is the discovery that just one thing – the size of the pools of water in which they lay their tadpoles – prevents the frogs straying.
That constitutes the best evidence yet documented that monogamy can have a single cause, say scientists.
Details of the frog’s sex life is to be published in the journal The American Naturalist.
“This is the first discovery of a truly monogamous amphibian,” says biologist Dr Jason Brown, then of East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, who made the discovery with colleagues Dr Victor Morales and Professor Kyle Summers.
The monogamous frog speciesRanitomeya imitator, known as the mimic poison frog, is already known to science.
READ ON @ BBC
Check the link above for more cool (but not as high-def) photos of these frogs, like the one with papa carrying his young on his back!
PHOTO SOURCE @ Brad Wilson’s Flickr
Thanks Faye for passing this on