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Sunday, 05 April 2015 21:00

A frog that can completely change your appearance for a few minutes, was discovered in the forests of the high Andes in Ecuador, one of the countries with the greatest biological diversity in the world, told a local researcher AFP.

Dark green amphibian called Pristimantis mutabilis and is the only vertebrate species in the world that is able to remove bumps and irregularities of the skin to make it smooth and slippery.

"It is a rarity. We have already noted that the reptile can change color like a chameleon, but we have never observed changes in regard to the structure of the body," - told AFP biologist Juan Manuel Guyasamin, head of the research team.

"In just 330 seconds, this frog is less than 2.5 centimeters in length can change the appearance, probably to avoid predators," - said the director of the Research Centre for Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change Technical University of Ecuador.



"The most amazing thing is that this change in the structure appeared in vertebrates," - said the scientist, recalling that in invertebrates pulp can change the color and appearance.

Currently, scientists are trying to understand how this frog can change its structure so quickly and why her skin is so flexible.

By the way, with 557 species of amphibians, Ecuador became the third country in the world with the greatest biodiversity of animals after Brazil and Colombia.

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