The Giant Ditch Frog: Eaten To Extinction … Almost
Posted by Miqe on February 18, 2010
Ever heard of a Mountain Chicken? Nope … it is not a bird. Would you believe me if I told you it was a type of amphibian? Seriously – it is!
The Mountain Chicken, also known as the Giant Ditch Frog (Leptodactylus fallax) is a HUGE frog that lives on the islands of
Dominica and Montserrat. At just over 6 inches in length, it is one of the largest frogs in the world!
It used to be found on several more islands including Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Kitts and Nevis … but populations of this frog have unfortunately disappeared completely from these islands. As of 1999, the species range had decreased to a mere 17 square kilometer area on Montserrat.
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