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#122 Resplendent Shrub Frog

Critically Endangered

Discovered back in 2001 and initially thought to exclusively live in an area barely more than 1 sq mile. Thankfully at least one other area about 12 miles away has been found that they live in too. One paper I was unable to download but was able to read the abstract for seemed to say that they may be found in up to 36 separate locations. Although tiny frogs with about an inch SVL (snout to vent length), they are considered medium sized for the genus. These also hatch as fully formed frogs. When they hatch they are less than half a centimeter long. They have pretty stubby legs in comparison to other Bush Frogs. They tend to crawl more than hop, and they are ground dwelling. Eggs are buried and abandoned, no hard working cannibalistic stay-at-home dads for this species. They have weird enlarged glands that almost make them look more like toads, and the purpose of the glands is unknown still.

The Resplendent Frog is trying to keep the Mark's frog from joining the frog pile. Don't ask me why, I just draw them how it seems to work best.

The word resplendent is used so infrequently now that hearing it always brings to mind Jane Austen and times long gone by. I like Jane Austen books, but I'm not sure I would call them my favourites. I love to read, and don't do near enough of it anymore. The Count of Monte Cristo, Les Miserables, and the Mystery of Edwin Drood are probably my favourites. Well, The Mystery of Edwin Drood is also the most infuriating to me. So that if you haven't read it yet you aren't upset, Dickens died while writing it, and we never get to know how he wanted the book to end. It was an absolutely fantastic book up until it ended abruptly. Other books I love are Jeeves and Wooster books by P.G. Wodehouse, The Lord of the Rings books, All Creatures Great and Small, Terry Pratchett's books, and Nero Wolf books. Yeah, only the Terry Pratchett books were written after I was born. Most of what I watch on TV when I watch anything is old too. Oh, and if you want to get an idea what Jeeves and Wooster books are like without having to read them, Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry played Jeeves and Wooster respectively in a hilarious series.

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