Old purple frog

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    That is well...weird.
     
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    I just read about them in the papers today, they look more like a soft shelled turtle rather than a frog to me. It has been named Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis from the Sanskrit word for nose (nasika) and batrachus, which means frog. Sahayadri is the name of the hills along the western indian coast.
     
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    Thanks, joel. I was wondering what the little buggers'd be called. I just know I'm going to froget that, though. And....

    :tomato:
     
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    Further frog photos:


    Nature 425, 711 - 714 (16 October 2003)
     

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    Thank you for posting this! :notworth:

    If we ever get to go on vacation ever again, I will stamp my feet and insist that we go to India to meet Old Purple Frog, which is not a brand of bourbon. :)

    Unless we go to New Zealand to get in Kat and Steve's way! :meso:

    Melissa
     
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    Fossil frogs?

    I can't imagine there are very many of those known. Those tiny bones must be so rarely preserved. I wonder if there are any fossil tadpoles recorded?

    This is quite interesting, a 200 million year old frog:

    http://sln.fi.edu/inquirer/frog.html
     
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    Phil and Co.

    Here's a link for some fossil tadpoles and frogs:

    http://rocek.gli.cas.cz/projects.htm

    I love herpetology! One of my all-time favorite classes!

    Sushi and Sake, but hold the frog legs

    John
     

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