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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Monstrous Prehistoric Frog Ate Dinosaurs, Haunts Your Dreams

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In further proof that the world was a much cooler place about 70 million years ago, scientists have discovered the skeleton of a prehistoric frog that weighed about 10 pounds and was 16 inches long. The frog had wide mouth, powerful jaws, armored skulls and teeth. It's been dubbed Beelzebufo, or Devil Toad. Paleontologist David Krause tells the LA Times "It's even conceivable that it could have taken down some hatchling dinosaurs." No doubt Devil Toad would have made short work of our friend, Tinydactyl. The frog is most closely related to a modern species found in South America, but was found in Madagascar, which suggests that prehistoric land masses may have been connected by a land bridge longer than previously thought. -Andy Wright

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