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  Geotimes - May 2008 - Colossal fossil frog found
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Colossal fossil frog found

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Digging in Madagascar, researchers recently unearthed the remains of a gigantic predatory frog that lived some 65 million to 70 million years ago. The frog, named Beelzebufo, or devil frog, was almost half a meter long and weighed about 4.5 kilograms. Susan Evans of University College London and colleagues reported Feb. 26 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that Beelzebufo marks the earliest appearance of a type of frog — often called a Pac-man frog, due to its large mouth — that today lives in South America.

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