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ERNST HAECKEL: ART FORMS IN NATURE

BATRACHIA: Frosche (Chordata: Anura)

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The amazing variety of frogs leaping off the page includes some rare and exotic species:

Figure 5:
The Flying Frog from Borneo has four paddle–shaped, web feet that it uses to propel itself through space.

Figure 6:
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.

Figure 7:
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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