Guinea shovelnose frog (Hemisus guineensis) skull
The skull of the Guinea shovelnose frog (Hemisus guineensis) of sub-Saharan Africa, which spends most of its life burrowing underground and eating ants and termites, habits aided by a pointed snout and forward shifted jaw joint.
[Research supported by National Science Foundation grant DGE 1315138, DGE 1842473 and DBI 1701714.]
Learn more in the University of Florida's Florida Museum news story Skulls gone wild: How and why some frogs evolved extreme heads. (Date image taken: 2020; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: June 76, 2020)
Credit: Daniel J. Paluh, Florida Museum of Natural History
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