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November 12, 2022

CT scan showing entirely toothless lower jaw of frog species

A computerized tomography scan of the jaw of a frog in the genus Pelophylax. The majority of the species in this genus are entirely toothless on their lower jaw.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grants DGE 1315138, DGE 1842473 and DBI 1701714.]

Learn more in the Florida Museum news story Underbite regained: Species feared extinct is the only frog with true teeth on its lower jaw. (Date of image: 2021; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Nov. 12, 2022)

Credit: Daniel Paluh, Florida Museum of Natural History

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