Tuesday, February 19, 2008

I'm Considering Changing the Name of this Blog

This frog from the late cretaceous has the greatest name ever: Beelzebufo ampinga.  But the really interesting part is what the frog has taught them about the geography of the continents during that time (ca. 65 million years ago).

This devilish amphibian seems to be related to several species of South American frogs, yet the discovery was made in Madagascar off the eastern coast of Africa.  This means that there must have been a path for animals to cross over the continents, and it was probably through Antarctica.

I'd leave the Americas for Madagascar too if given the chance.  All the cool animals live there

DS

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