The Purple Pig-nosed Frog

Purple frog. Photo by Karthickbala at ta.wikipedia

It’s fat, it’s purple, it has a nose like a pig.  Maybe that’s why this Indian frog spends almost all its life underground.  But it shouldn’t be so shy.  The scientists who discovered it claimed it was a “once in a century” find. Its discovery adds to the evidence that Madagascar and the Seychelles separated from the Indian landmass sometime after the breakup of Gondwana had started.  In spite of looking like a second-hand fruit pastel,  this frog can teach us a little about geology and the history of our planet. :-)

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