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Frog (Eleutherodactylus sp.) sitting on a leaf. The Eleutherodactylus genus of frogs is found in Central and South America. They are adapted to the absence of pools of standing water by not having a swimming tadpole stage in their life cycles. Instead, the eggs are laid on land and hatch out as fully-developed froglets. Photographed in cloud forest near Cosanga in Ecuador, on the Amazonian side of the Andes mountain range.
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