New Plump and Purple Frog Discovered.

Scientists S.D. Biju and Franky Bossuyt discovered a new species of plump and purple frog and named it Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis.

The frog's closest relatives live 1,800 miles away on the islands of Seychelles, near Madagascar. So how did the species travel from Africa to India?

Not by hopping, say the researchers, but by continental drift. They speculate that when India broke apart from Africa and crashed into Asia millions of years ago, the frog rode India like a ferry.


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