(via Pictures: Mouth-Birthing Frog to Be Resurrected?) In this…

(via Pictures: Mouth-Birthing Frog to Be Resurrected?)

In this file photo, a tiny froglet can be seen in the mouth of its mother, the southern gastric-brooding frog Rheobatrachus silus. (Related: “Resurrecting the Extinct Frog with a Stomach for a Womb.”)

In this novel form of parental care, the female swallowed her fertilized eggs. Her stomach then stopped producing acid, becoming a makeshift womb. Later, she regurgitated fully formed froglets. (Watch a video of a frog father spitting out his young.)

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