Antarctic frogs

Published April 25, 2020

Antarctica used to be a rain­for­est, and 40 mil­lion years ago it had frogs. Swedish researchers there just found the first fos­sil skele­ton — a hel­met­ed frog, about an inch and a half long. Its descen­dants still live in Chile.

“Frogs were known from all con­ti­nents, except Antarctica. And now we know that they lived on all sev­en, before one of them froze.”

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