Amphibians – Thailand and Sri Lanka


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

Flat-headed Toad (Ingerophrynus macrotis (Boulenger, 1887))

Phongsaly Tree FrogPhongsaly Tree Frog (Rhacophorus kio (Ohler and Delome, 2006))

Long-nosed Horned Frog

Long-nosed Horned Frog (Megophrys nasuta (Schlegel, 1858))

Red-eared FrogRed-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.

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