Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The great killer frog from hell

The temnospondyls are an extinct group of amphibians related to modern frogs and salamanders. About 240 million years ago, the biggest and nastiest of the group swam in the freshwater bodies of what is now the Antarctic continent. The newly described species Kryostega collinsoni, was five meters long and looked like a crocodile, with truly impressive teeth in a flattened skull.
I hope someone writes a book about this beast. In technical, scientific terms, it's just so darn cool...

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