Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis

This frog is a living fossil. It seems it might have split up from other frogs about 150 million years ago and has not changed much since than. It has no close relatives in terms of species and the nearest one is in the Seychelles islands. It feels like a big bag of jelly when you hold it in your hand and I must say, its a very strong frog.

(Images and write-up by Kalyan Varma)


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