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Saturday, December 6, 2008

The Purple Frog

The strange looking creature below is a Purple frog, discovered just five years ago in  Western Ghats of Kerala in south western India.

Image Source: WikiMedia Commons

Scientists have given it the name Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis, from the Sanskrit word for nose (nasika); batrachus, meaning frog; and Sahyadri, the name of the mountain range where it is found. According to scientists, it's related to a family of frogs now found only on the Seychelles islands, which split from India 100 million years ago.

Click here to go to Wikipedia page for Purple Frog.

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