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Have you ever seen a Purple Frog? Who discovered it ?

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Asked by Joseph Chacko, 27 Apr '12 01:46 pm
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Yes , i just saw on wiki
It can be found in the Western Ghats in India. Common names for this species are purple frog, Indian purple frog, pignose frog or doughnut frog. It was discovered by S.D. Biju and F. Bossyut in October 2003 and was found to be unique for the geographic region.
With its closest relatives in the Seychelles, the Nasikabatrachus is thought to have evolved separately for millennia. Its discovery also adds to the evidence that Madagascar and the Seychelles separated from the Indian landmass sometime well after the breakup of Gondwanaland had started[1]. Owing to its ancient lineage, the purple frog has also been called "the coelacanth of frogs"
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 27 Apr '12 01:47 pm

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