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Can you believe it?! New species are described even from urbanized areas, such as this Elachistocleis from Campinas and São Paulo!

Jump in the swamp!

The first amphibians appeared about 350 million years ago. Since then, several traits have been selected generating outstanding organisms:

- Their life cycles include aquatic and terrestrial forms, enabling us to see with naked eyes and in real time, several steps of vertebrate evolution;

- Their extreme variation in colors, forms, and behaviors reflect the many selective pressures they have been subjected to over time;

- and... The countless mysteries that we are far from unveiling can make anyone inspired;

Therefore, I invite you to jump in this swamp and discover the most intimate secrets that toads and frogs sing to us during the twilight…