The Mystery of Darwin's Frog by Marty Crump Ph.D

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A frog packed with tadpoles! How could that be? No one had ever seen this species before, and they had certainly never seen a frog full of polliwogs. This is the story of a frog that stumped scientists for decades. This fascinating tale of scientific discovery chronicles “how we know what we know” about the exotic Darwin’s frog, including the surprising discovery that the male broods the tadpoles in his vocal sac, and it details the creation of a program to protect the species from a deadly fungus.



About Marty Crump Ph.D

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Marty Crump, PHD, is adjunct professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Northern Arizona University. She has written several books for adults. Her writing for children has appeared in Highlights for Children magazine.
Published April 1, 2013 by Boyds Mills Press. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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In an engaging blend of biology and history, frog scientist Crump tells the story of how we have come to know what we do about one of the world's most unusual frogs.

Feb 13 2013 | Read Full Review of The Mystery of Darwin's Frog

Gr 5–7—Most frog species give parenting the go-bye after egg-laying and fertilization, but a select number of these amphibious hoppers take their nurturing skills seriously. One of these "caring" species is Rhinoderma darwinii, an inch-long frog discovered by Charles Darwin in Chile in 1834, whil...

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