True Facts Animal Awards: Best Worst Jumping and More

Thanks to Hunt A Killer for supporting the awards!

Thanks To:
Dr. Christopher G. Brown, Georgia Gwinnett College
Dr. Scott P. Egan, Rice University
Dr. Chris Barnhart, Missouri State University
Dr. Adrian Smith – @AntLab
Dr. Andreas Kay – @AndreasKay
Chris R. Brown
Judy Gallagher

Adam S, Campos M, Heron HDC, Staines CL, Westerduijn R, Chaboo CS. 2022. Natural history of Cassida sphaerula Boheman, 1854 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae: Cassidini) on Arctotheca prostrata (Salisb.) Britten (Asteraceae: Arctotidinae) in South Africa, with a checklist of South African Cassidinae (leaf-mining and tortoise beetles). Insecta Mundi 0945: 1–23.

Caveney S, h. Faecal firing in a skipper caterpillar is pressure-driven. J Exp Biol. 1998 Jan;201 (Pt 1):121-33. doi: 10.1242/jeb.201.1.121.

Essner RL Jr, Pereira REE, Blackburn DC, Singh AL, Stanley EL, Moura MO, Confetti AE, Pie MR. Semicircular canal size restricts vestibular function in miniaturized frogs. Sci Adv. 2022 Jun 17;8(24):eabn1104. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abn1104. 

Essner, R.L., Suffian, D.J., Bishop, P.J. et al. Landing in basal frogs: proof of saltational patterns in the evolution of anuran locomotion. Naturwissenschaften 97, 935–939 (2010).

Goutte, S., Mason, M.J., Antoniazzi, M.M. et al. Extreme bone fluorescence unveils hidden patterns in pumpkin toadlets. Sci Rep 9, 5388 (2019).

Goutte, S., Mason, M.J., Christensen-Dalsgaard, J. et al. Proof of auditory insensitivity to vocalization frequencies in two frogs. Sci Rep 7, 12121 (2017).

Mattila HR, Otis GW, Nguyen LTP, Pham HD, Knight OM, Phan NT (2020) Honey bees (Apis cerana) use animal feces as a gadget to defend colonies against group assault by huge hornets (Vespa soror). PLoS ONE 15(12): e0242668.

Nunes I, Guimarães CS, Moura PHAG, Pedrozo M, Moroti MdT, Castro LM, et al. (2021) Hidden by the name: A new fluorescent pumpkin toadlet from the Brachycephalus ephippium group (Anura: Brachycephalidae). PLoS ONE 16(4): e0244812.

Reilly, Stephen, Richard Essner, Sally Wren, Luke Easton, Phillip J. Bishop, Movement patterns in leiopelmatid frogs: Revelations into the locomotor repertoire of basal anurans, Behavioural Processes, Volume 121, 2015, Pages 43-53, ISSN 0376-6357,


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    • Could you please add subtitles? It’d be easier for me as a non native English speaker to follow along. Thanks!

    • Tragoudistros.MPH

      4:14 oh good, I might have killed for nothing…😅

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  2. That tiny frog really be T-posing and ragdolling irl huh

  3. when the shit caterpillar part came on I was eating linguini and it wasn’t a good time

  4. BiologicalHunter

    My dream is to become a renowned enough biologist to be able to contribute to this show in some meaningful way

  5. John C. Hammersticks

    I see a new ZeFrank I watch.

  6. Bro went from doing weird ass teddy surgery to this😂

  7. 2:24 why did I laugh ;_;

  8. 😮Why can’t we poop like that

  9. We begged for a 2023 awards and you delivered. Thank you for this.


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