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The Armored, Possibly Dinosaur-Eating "Devil Frog"

Hello, class, and welcome to Today In Frogs. Today's frog is called the Devil Frog, by scientists, for real. Above you will find an artist's rendering of it eating a dinosaur (?) (!).

The Devil Frog, Beelzebufo ampinga, lived about 70 million years ago in Gondwana (fossils are now found mostly in Madagascar). Back in 2008, some scientists decided it was the biggest frog that ever lived, the size of a "squashed beach ball," which apparently is about 16 inches long, and that it probably ate baby dinosaurs. An artist promptly drew that picture of a frog eating a dinosaur, thank you artist.