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New Bat Frog Species Named After Ozzy Osbourne

11/11/2014
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(Classic Rock) A new species of frog that sounds like a bat has been named after Ozzy Osbourne. Scientists discovered the tiny creature in the Brazilian Amazon and noticed its unusual, bat-like call - which led them to name it after the Black Sabbath frontman who famously bit the head off a bat in 1982.

The frog was named Dendropsophus ozzyi by the scientists who discovered it. One of them, Pedro Peloso, tells National Geographic: "As soon as I heard its call, I knew it was a new species. I had never heard anything like it.

"We kept talking about the 'bat frog,' which led to us talking about being fans of Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath." Peloso and colleagues found the 0.75-inch amphibian in 2009 as part of a survey of Floresta Nacional de Pau-Rosa.

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