By 2050, almost 70 percent of the world's population will live in urban environments, according to the United Nations. But as cities spread, wild animals will also have to adapt. In Nature Ecology and Evolution, researchers working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) report that male tungara frogs in Panama City put on sexier mating displays than frogs living in nearby tropical forests.
Researchers discover urban male túngara frogs call more, and with more complex vocalisations, than rural peers
Living in a forest might sound romantic, but city life makes males more attractive to the opposite sex – at least if you are a túngara frog.
Researchers have discovered that urban males of the species have more attractive calls than their rural peers. Continue reading
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