Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Fact of the Day: Frog Tail

The scientific name for frogs and toads is Anura. It's taken from two Ancient Greek words that mean "without" and "tail". 

16 comments:

Huggybear said...

Irrespective of the Greek name, and the ancient Greeks seem to have had more "oompth" and sense than the present mob, frogs and toads with the delightful cockroaches are the most likely species to survive a World Holocaust.
So with the hopefully remote possibility of a Donald Trump ( idiot supremo) or a Jeb Bush ( again may the World be relieved of such) we may all survive.
As for dearest Hilary Clinton - well she is a bit of a problem too. Her e-mails and a certain RED button might confuse her at the Oval desk!!!
So Adam, buddy boy or as we say here in Australia - cobber - Spartanburg just might end up with a frog or cockroach Mayor.
As I was stranded in Spartanburg in the 1980's for two days/nights, it might be an improvement, eh?
Spartanburg is well ingrained into my memory box!
B J Hunnicut and the M A S H 4077 crew.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

This I have to know as I like frogs.

Kay said...

I guess they're emphasizing the fact that they lose their tadpole tails.

Anna-Alina said...

I really love frogs, they're cute!

http://anna-alina.blogspot.com/2015/08/a-little-bit-of-blue.html

DEZMOND said...

poor frogs living without a tail and wings and belly button.....

SlimExpectations said...

wow, didn't know that. I will tell my kids and they will be happy to know! :))

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew there was another name for them at all

Jax said...

But frogs have a tail...I think... lol

Martha said...

I don't know that. Quite interesting!

Christine said...

Interesting. Love the photo, is it copyrighted, would love to paint it.

Linda said...

They have a tail when they are tadpoles but they lose it when they become frogs.

Margaret D said...

Something I didn't know..

Anonymous said...

It rained, and I went to my frog pond today. No activity.

bj said...

Another good fact, Adam.

stephen Hayes said...

But we humans don't have tails either.

The Happy Whisk said...

Oh my gosh, so cute.