Thursday, December 11, 2008

Little Dudes: the "purple" frog of Western India

Check this guy out. Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis, otherwise known as the Purple Frog or Pignose Frog was only discovered in 2003. It is endangered, and limited to a very small geographic region of SW India. It is one of the many animals commonly referred to as "living fossils" by taxonomists. A rather dramatic way to say it's a very unique creature.

Enjoy purple animals whenever they can be found, even if you have to stretch a bit to really see that hue,


[image via Wiki Commons, original find by my faithful Canukistani operative Yuri via the Phantoms and Monsters blog]

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