William Duellman Featured in National Geographic

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Tadpoles stick to the back of a poison dart frogWilliam Duellman, curator emeritus, has been featured in National Geographic news for his herpetology research. Liz Langley referenced Duellman’s book Marsupial Frogs in her article, “5 Animals That Carry Babies On Their Backs,” noting the unique ways some frogs from the South and Central American regions lay their eggs. As explained in Duellman’s book, some frogs, such as the horned marsupial frog, lay their eggs in a pouch located under the skin on the mother’s back as the tissue of the pouch allows for vital nutrients to get through to the eggs. Read more here

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