Many terrestrial animals such as birds, chameleons, frogs, spiders, and scorpions fluoresce under ultraviolet (UV) light. While such fluorescence usually comes from the skin or exoskeleton of these animals, a recent study involving IPANEMA , the Paleontology Research Center , and the Laboratory of Osteoarticular Biology, Bioengineering and Bioimaging reveals dramatic bone fluorescence in small Brazilian frogs, which becomes visible through their skin. This publication highlights an innovative methodology to question the ability of other animals to perceive this signal in natural conditions and its potential function.

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This work is presented in Zeste de Science, an original CNRS series (FR) .

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