Role-Reversal in Frog Mating Results in Singing
on 22 June 2017
Documented for the first time ever, the Bornean frog (scientifically known as Limnonectes palavanensis, but more commonly called the singing frog) has made a serious evolutionary change. Usually, male frogs serenade a female and she chooses the suitor of her liking to mate with, but a recent study has shown a complete role-reversal. Now, a single frog surrounded by singers is most likely to be a male being courted by females. Researchers are currently studying further to see if this is indicative of an entire sex-reversal, but say "judging by the high rate of female serenading, males may be the picky ones." Read more at Science magazine.