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World's First Fluorescent Frog Discovered

By Dominique Mosbergen

A new light has been cast on the world of frogs following a dazzling discovery in South America.

Scientists announced last week that they’d discovered the world’s first known naturally fluorescent amphibian. In a March 13 paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers described how the tiny and nocturnal South American polka dot tree frog (Hypsiboas punctatus) transforms from a dull chartreuse shade with reddish spots to a striking neon hue when ultraviolet light is shone upon it.

It’s a “surprising” discovery, study co-author Norberto Peporine Lopes, a chemist at the University of …read more

Source:: Huffington Post Green