I’ve always liked Pharyngula‘s Friday Cephalopod, so I’ve decided to do something similar. Much as I like squid, octopi and cuttlefish, though, I’ve long had a particular soft spot for frogs. (Long time fans [ha!] will remember that Dr. Alcmaeon Frog is my occasional alter ego.)
My first little frog friend is indeed a tiny one. This cute li’l fellow is Nyctibatrachus minimus, or night frog. Only a centimeter long, this frog hails from the rainforests of the Western Ghats of Kerala (sounds like a locale from Weird Tales, don’t it?) and is the smallest land vertebrate in India. That’s a 5 rupee coin under the frog.
The photo comes courtesy of CryptoMundo, which features all kinds of cool cryptids. A hat tip to bOINGbOING for alerting me to it!