Friday Frog

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!

~ by B.T. Murtagh on October 5, 2007.

3 Responses to “Friday Frog”

  1. Hi, I have a website with a similar name. Can I have permission tolink your blog? thank you, QJ

  2. I can’t see any reason to deny you (especially as I’m not sure you need my permission! 😉


  3. […] ah, ah… I have to save something for next week! In the meantime you can compare it with the very first Friday Frog, Nyctibatrachus minimus, the smallest land vertebrate in […]

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