African bullfrog video


By Adelle Havard (BBC):

The African Bullfrog certainly isn’t an amphibian you would have thought had a softer side. Especially when weighing in at over 2 kg, and being better known for the mighty battles and brawls of the mating season.

However their strength of character is as mighty as their muscle power. And do we have a video to prove it. Taken from the ‘Life’ series, we discover how these exceptional males will not only take responsibility for it’s own offspring, but that of its prior competitors too!

ScienceDaily (Mar. 31, 2011) — Although the green toad (Bufo viridis) can today be found all over Central Europe, Asia, Africa, and even on the Balearic Islands, it became extinct in the Iberian Peninsula at the end of the Early Pleistocene (1.1 million years ago). This has been demonstrated by an international research study, with Spanish participation, which has discovered the first green frog [sic; toad] fossil in Murcia: here.

Re-discovery & re-description of Ansonia penangensis (Anura: Bufonidae). Malaysia: here.

Invasive American bullfrogs in the Netherlands: here.

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