The Scientific Reports article on the bite force of the extinct Horned Frog dubbed Beelzebufo has received worldwide media attention over the weekend.
These results were gained from a model based on the South American horned frogs from the living genus Ceratophrys, and scaled to the large Madagascan extinct frog.
These results indicate the Beelzebufo would’ve have comparable bite force of equivalent bite force of mammals and carnivores of the same head size.
This story has been covered in Yahoo! News UK, US Outlet Blasting News, The Daily Bulletin.
Environment Institute Member and Honourary researcher at the South Australian Museum, Dr Marc Jones was interviewed on ABC Afternoons WA on Friday.
Listen to the full interview here; which starts at 15.50