ERNST HAECKEL: ART FORMS IN NATURE
BATRACHIA: Frosche (Chordata: Anura)
The amazing variety of frogs leaping off the page includes some rare and exotic species:
The Flying Frog from Borneo has four paddleshaped, web feet that it uses to propel itself through space.
The Military Frog from Surinam carries tadpoles on her back, lined up in two symmetrical platoons. The babies are holding on by the skin of their teeth.
The Banded Frog from Java is about to snare its dinner. Note the transition in shape of the feet of the tree frogs from webs to long, almost surreal talons.
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Curated by Ann Weissmann, Exhibitions Curator MBLWHOI Library