Beelzebufo facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBeelzebufo
Temporal range: Upper Cretaceous, 70 mya
|Artist's version of Beelzebufo|
Evans, Jones, & Krause, 2008
The Beelzebufo was a member of the horned toad sub-family, the Ceratophryinae. Living members of the family are found only in South America, but were once more widely distributed in Gondwana. Both South America and Madagascar were part of the supercontinent Gondwana before it broke up in the Cretaceous.
Beelzebufo was an ambush predator whose wide mouth let it eat relatively large prey, perhaps even juvenile dinosaurs. It probably lived in warm, seasonally dry habitats with occasional pools of water. Its modern relatives live in similar habitats, and can burrow.
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Size and shape comparison of Beelzebufo with a typical six-inch-long (15-cm) American bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana). Cranwell's horned frog (Ceratophrys cranwelli) is standing in as a model for the former.
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