This last species is not a frog, it is a toad, but it is so strange that we had to share it! If you came across this toad (although unlikely unless you are in the Amazon River Basin of South America), you would be forgiven for thinking that it had met with a tragic accident. This flat as a pancake animal is the Surinam toad, and it has tiny eyes, no teeth and no tongue. As well as a strange appearance, it is the reproductive habits of this creature that are also unusual – the male attaches eggs to the females back, her skin then grows to form pockets over the eggs, the tadpoles grow within these pockets and emerge after 20 weeks to start their own squashed lives.
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