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Frogs that Rock

There are a few frogs named after rock stars. Here are some of them.

FreddieMercurySinging1977Mercurana

Images by Carl Lender and Davidvraju

One of the greatest singers of all time, Freddie Mercury was honored by having a whole genus named after him. The genus is Mercurana. It only has one species in it though, Mercurana myristicapalustris.

The PoliceDendropsophus stingi

Images by Lionel Urman and fansite.com

Roxanne you don’t have to put on the red light but you better check out this frog named after Sting. Dendropsophus stingi  from Colombia is named after Sting and his conservation efforts. Sadly most people call it the Kaplan’s Garagoa treefrog instead of the Sting Frog.

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Images by Maxildsm and Pedro Peloso

This frog, Dendropsophus ozzyi, is named after Ozzy Osbourne, lead singer of Black Sabbath. They named it after him because the frog makes high pitch bat like calls and we all know what Ozzy did to a bat.

 

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