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Why Does This Frog Have So Many Legs?!

These frogs can have up to TEN back legs.
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Parasite (Ribeiroia ondatrae) infection linked to amphibian malformations in the western United States:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1890/0012-9615(2002)072[0151:PROILT]2.0.CO;2/full

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P. regilla with parasite-induced limb malformation
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