NEW FLUORESCENT TREE
FROG FOUND IN ARGENTINA
The world’s first fluorescent frog was discovered near Santa Fe in Argentina in 2017.
These amazing amphibians appear like any tree frog in normal sunlight. However, under UV light, they glow bright green, blue or yellow. Interestingly, this animal was discovered by accident while scientists were studying the pigment of polka-dot tree frogs, which are common in South America.
Before the fluorescent polka-dot tree frog was discovered, this kind of fluorescence was only noticed in parrots and scorpions. Researchers are now attempting to determine whether these frogs can see their own fluorescent color.
Clancy's comment: Cute, eh? Frogs fascinate me.