My friend Tom recently sent over some very colourful frog stamps from Thailand – issued on 10 July 2014, these little guys look like they might jump straight off the stamp!
Flat-headed Toad (Ingerophrynus macrotis (Boulenger, 1887))
Phongsaly Tree Frog (Rhacophorus kio (Ohler and Delome, 2006))
Long-nosed Horned Frog (Megophrys nasuta (Schlegel, 1858))
Red-eared Frog (Hylarana erythraea (Schlegel, 1837))
This brought to mind a similar issue from Sri Lanka featuring amphibians dating back to 3 December, 2001. Issued to mark the 4th World Congress of Herpetology, the lucky froggies to be featured in this issue were
- Rs 3.50, Conical Wart Pygmy Tree Frog (Theloderma schmarda)
- Rs. 13.50, Sharp Snout Saddle Tree Frog (Polypedates longinasus)
- Rs. 17, Round Snout Pygmy Tree Frog (Philautus (Philautus)* femoralis)
- Rs. 20, Sri Lanka Wood Frog (Rana gracilis)
*I like how this one is obviously into philately. He’s got that slightly drugged look many of us get when we are in the presence of too many interesting stamps.