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+ - Scientists Bring Extinct Mouth-Brooding Frog Back to Life After 30 Years->

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An anonymous reader writes "Scientists have revived one of the most interesting amphibians the world has ever seen. Using preserved DNA, researchers at the University of Newcastle in Australia have resurrected the gastric-brooding frog (Rheobatrachus silus). The frog was native to small portions of Queensland, and was pushed out of existence by habitat loss, parasites, fungus and invasive weeds back in the 1980s. Using cloning methods, the animal, which can amazingly incubate eggs in its stomach and give birth through its mouth, may soon be hopping back into the world."
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Scientists Bring Extinct Mouth-Brooding Frog Back to Life After 30 Years

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