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2008-02-19 04:40:00

Paleontologists from University College London (UCL) and Stony Brook University in New York have identified a giant frog fossil from Madagascar, given the name Beelzebufo (pronounced bee-el-zeh-BOOF-oh), which means "Ëœthe frog from Hell'.The fossil is 70 million years old, and of a type once thought unique to South America, providing evidence for a new theory that Madagascar, India and South America were linked until late in the age of dinosaurs. The frog resembles today's living...


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Devil Frog, Beelzebufo Ampinga
2013-11-22 10:31:07

The Devil Frog, Beelzebufo Ampinga, known also as the Devil Toad or The Frog From Hell, was a particularly large species of prehistoric frog first identified in 2007. Fossils of this frog have been recovered from strata of the Maevarano Formation in Madagascar, dating to the late Cretaceous Period, some 70 million years ago. The generic name Beelzebufo is a portmanteau of Beelzebub, which is a Semitic deity whose name may be translated as Lord of the Flies, sometimes identified either as...

Argentine Horned Frog, Ceratophrys Ornata
2013-11-22 09:57:33

The Argentine Horned Frog, Ceratophrys Ornata, also known as the Argentine Wide-Mouthed Frog or Pacman frog, is the most common species of Horned frog, located in the rain forests or Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. As a voracious eater, it will attempt to swallow anything that moves close to its wide mouth, such as insects, lizards, rodents, and other frogs, even if this predator would suffocate in the process. The female frog can grow to be 6.5 inches snout to vent and the males can reach...

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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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