If this Purple Frog doesn't look very frog-like, he apologizes. It's just that the last time he shared an ancestor with the rest of frog-kind was back on the supercontinent of Gondwana.
For more weird animals, check out Brandon Keim's slideshow of 11 Animal Wonders of Evolution.
Via Noah Grey
Maggie Koerth-Baker is the science editor at BoingBoing.net. She writes a monthly column for The New York Times Magazine and is the author of Before the Lights Go Out, a book about electricity, infrastructure, and the future of energy. You can find Maggie on Twitter and Facebook.