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The purple frog Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis is a unique species of burrowing frog discovered in the Western Ghats and described only in 2003. With its closest relatives in the Seychelles, it is thought to be an evolutionary relict and an evidence of the connection between India, Madagascar and Seychelles much after the breakup of the Gondwana landmass.
The purple frog Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis is a unique species of burrowing frog discovered in the Western Ghats and described only in 2003. With its closest relatives in the Seychelles, it is thought to be an evolutionary relict and an evidence of the connection between India, Madagascar and Seychelles much after the breakup of the Gondwana landmass.


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