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Mini Frog Hears With Mouth

So they’re adorable and amazing! French scientists have discovered that Gardiner’s frogs—some of the world’s tiniest vertebrates in existence at just a centimeter long—hear sounds through their mouths. The frogs, from the Seychelles islands, use their mouths as an amplifier for frequencies. Because they have no eardrums, the frogs were previously thought to be deaf.

September 3, 2013 7:18 AM