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Michael Archer:
How we'll resurrect the gastric brooding frog, the Tasmanian tiger

TEDxDeExtinction · 17:36 · Filmed Mar 2013
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Michael Archer: How we'll resurrect the gastric brooding frog, the Tasmanian tiger
17:36 · Filmed March 2013 at TEDxDeExtinction · Subtitles available in 18 languages

The gastric brooding frog lays its eggs just like any other frog — then swallows them whole to incubate. That is, it did until it went extinct 30 years ago. Paleontologist Michael Archer makes a case to bring back the gastric brooding frog and the thylacine, commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger. (Filmed at TEDxDeExtinction.)

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Paleontologist Michael Archer is working to bring back his favorite extinct animal: the Tasmanian tiger. Full bio
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