UTEP In the Spotlight: Newsweek
Last Updated on October 22, 2019 at 12:00 AM
Originally published October 22, 2019
By UC Staff
Eli Greenbaum, Ph.D., an associate professor of biological sciences at The University of Texas at El Paso, is the lead author of a study recently published in the Journal of Natural History that explores a newly discovered natural defense against predation displayed by the Congolese giant toad.
The Congolese giant toad mimics, left, the appearance and behavior of the venomous Gaboon viper to avoid being attacked by predators, according to research led by Eli Greenbaum, Ph.D., UTEP associate professor of biological sciences. Greenbaum's research was recently highlighted in Newsweek. Courtesy photo
A story in Newsweek by reporter Aristos Georgiou outlines how the Congolese giant toad mimics the appearance and behavior of the venomous Gaboon viper to avoid being attacked by predators.
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