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Nov 10
2014
New ‘Bat Frog’ Found in Amazon, Named For Ozzy Osbourne – National Geographic

Holy Batfrog! Scientists have discovered a new tree frog species with a shrill, batlike call in the Brazilian Amazon.

…The new species is the first known to sound like a bat. Once the team had brought their treasure back to the lab, “we kept talking about the ‘bat frog,’ which led to us talking about being fans of Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath,” said Pedro Peloso, one of the frog’s discoverers and a postdoctoral fellow at Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, Brazil.

Peloso named his bat frog Dendropsophus ozzyi.

Read more at National Geographic.

Photo by Mark Weiss

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