Period of life:
Madagascar island (Africa)
The devil frog was a prehistoric amphibian that lived on the island of Madagascar during the Cenozoic era. Due to the isolation of this island, the devil frog, also called bilzebufo, was protected from giant dinosaurs, which allowed it to comfortably develop, successfully survive and prey on its smaller species counterparts.
The frog was called "Devil" for the presence of two outgrowths on its head, similar to horns. Such outgrowths are present in modern horned frogs. The devil frog also had a shell - a rather rare adaptation for amphibians. After the Triassic period, amphibians preferred to do without such protection, and in bilzebufo, bone growths covered the entire skull. In addition, the spine of the frog was also covered with bone armor. The formidable appearance of this most gigantic frog ever lived on our planet, completed the rows of sharp teeth, because of which the amphibian was considered a dangerous predator.