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Photo © Paul Freed, all rights reserved
Isalo National Park, Madagascar (Google, OSM) Out of range!
-22.4491103989, 45.2526855469
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Description

This frog was observed by a small pool at the bottom of a waterfall in the Isalo National Park in south-central Madagascar.

Jul. 26, 2012 15:04:15 -0700
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Comments & Identifications

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Heterixalus tricolor - Photo (c) herpguy, all rights reserved, uploaded by Paul Freed
herpguy's ID: Heterixalus tricolor, a member of Frogs and Toads (Order Anura)
Posted by herpguy over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Amazing. Is it some kind of bird poop mimic?

Posted by kueda over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Actually Ken, I think it's more of being protected from the heat of the sun. This frog was found in a dry, arid part of Madagascar where the sun was rather intense and being light colored it was able to reflect the suns' rays away from it and still stay in the open without drying out. Pretty amazing is right.
-Paul

Posted by herpguy over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Posted by danielaustin almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Heterixalus tricolor - Photo (c) herpguy, all rights reserved, uploaded by Paul Freed
herpguy's ID: Heterixalus tricolor, a member of Frogs and Toads (Order Anura)
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Heterixalus tricolor - Photo (c) herpguy, all rights reserved, uploaded by Paul Freed
Community ID: Heterixalus tricolor, a member of Frogs and Toads (Order Anura)
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