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NEXT UP: #5 seed DEVIL FROG vs #12 seed FIRE SALAMANDER #2021MMM Color illustration of a large horned frog against a white baPhoto of a black and yellow spotted salamander against a nat
Both of tonights combatants are amphibians, which have lived on Earth for at least 370 million years. The word amphibian comes from the Greek word amphibios, meaning "to live a double life", in reference to their aquatic & terrestrial life histories. (Vences et al 2005) #2021MMM Screen shot of figure from journal article referenced showin
Predatory amphibians like adult frogs & salamanders can only eat prey as big as their mouths open - "gape-limited" predators - & are often cannibalistic - they eat each other! #2021MMM
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