Mexican Burrowing Toad (Rhinophrynus dorsalis)
The Zoological Society of London’s EDGE program writes: “The only species, within the only genus of the family Rhinophrynidae, and with over 190 million years of independent evolution, the Mexican burrowing toad is the most evolutionarily distinct amphibian species on Earth today; a fruit bat, polar bear, killer whale, kangaroo and human are all more similar to one another than this species is to any other amphibian.”
Photograph by ÐåVid HílMý
The rains bring out the frogs and this is definitely one of my favorites: The Mexican Burrowing Toad (Rhinophrynus dorsalis). At least when you can stand listening to this all night!! It spends most of its life underground and with it's tiny mouth it eats ants and termites.
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