Monday, September 11, 2017

Amphibian Worship's Third Annual Wartfest (2017)

For whatever reason, WartFest is respawning, for a third time, within this year of the numeric title 2017.  Two weeks of unrelenting audialkerfuffle of the Amphibious kind. A new slimy kerplunkment each, and every miserable day. Starting on Wednesday, October 18th, and ending (thankfully) on Tuesday, October 31st.

Each slice of audilebrouhaha of each day will be recorded the day before. What plops on on October 22nd will be recorded on October 21st, and so forth.

Why do I let myself get into these types of situations? I know better than this. I hate this.

Phyllomedusa - Fijian Effluvium

My girthcation to Fiji was such a disappointment the first time, I had to go back for more. The first trip was thick, but I want thicker. So I obtained my plane ticket, and packed the essentials. My green-hued flippy flops, a beach towel with Frog print, the trusty Sledgehammer, and my protruding bass, told the Amphibians bon voyage, and hopped away. When there, I go and do what I desire in, and out of the water. If I wants to sit back, relax, and sip on something on the beach, I will. I damn sure will. If I want to take the boat out (named Toaderboated), I'll take the fucking boat out. If something bloated and cut up happens to wash ashore, be it. What's it to you?

Carved & Thrown Overboard (The Seaward Splitter)
Taro Cloaked In Corpuscles (Taveuni Aestheticism)
Baw Baw Grunt
Slay The Mongoose (Who Prey In Nadarivatu)
Decompress In Laucala, Decompose In Qamea
Luxuriously Indwelling In Beqa Lagoon, I View The Lovo In Which Not Only Ember Is Burning, But Also The Remains I Placed Within


Monday, September 4, 2017

Phyllomedusa - Wax Poetic

The cover art features me during my nightly metamorphosis.

Wax Poetic
Corners Of The Rakanji Temple
Pubescens Drus Wengandiring The Gall
Tomorrow, Humanstomp (Silverchair)


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

Phyllomedusa - The Nil Of Suspension Below Fauces

Plopped on the HNW Netlabel page.


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Spikeballs & Monklets (CxBxFxIxHxFxLxFxRxE Vs Phyllomedusa)

Catastrophic Blunt Force Intracranial Haemorrhage Fluid Leaking from Ruptured Eardrums and Phyllomedusa have quite the husky scuffle with one another about who is who in nauseating audile. Enjoying the delights and pleasantries within vile breadth as we are known to do, this was merely a hop in the swamp for slimebags like us. As for you, perhaps not so much...

CxBxFxIxHxFxLxFxRxE side:
Removing the Limbs of Sacrificial Bodies, Displaying the Gastrointestinal Tract from Esophagus to Anus, Hanging in the Trees, the Skin Stripped from the Heads, Lifted Above the Leaves, Blood Dripping to the Forest Floor in Praise of the Great Beelzebufo

Phyllomedusa side:
Coat The Globe In Toxoid Calamity (Uninjurious To Lissamphibia)
Spikeballs And Monklets (Ephippibane)
Browning Of The Bottom Right
Straggly Kinorbs As An Act Of Manual Misconception In Benefaction For The Unattended
Spix's Saddleback (High Posture Forage)


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Dinosaur Extinction Allowed Frogs to Conquer the Planet

The mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs paved the way for a totally different type of creature to take over — frogs.

The slimy amphibians exploded in numbers and diversified in the millions of years after a massive asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, taking advantage of the huge holes in the ecosystem that extinct creatures left behind, a new study suggests.

"Frogs have been around for well over 200 million years, but this study shows it wasn't until the extinction of the dinosaurs that we had this burst of frog diversity that resulted in the vast majority of frogs we see today," study co-author David Blackburn, associate curator of amphibians and reptiles at the Florida Museum of Natural History on the University of Florida campus, said in a statement. "This finding was totally unexpected." [Wipe Out: History's Most Mysterious Mass Extinctions]

Planet Of The Frogs?

To answer that question, Blackburn and his colleagues analyzed 95 genes from each of 156 different frog species alive today. They then combined this data with previously reported data from another 145 species. From this data, they created an evolutionary tree mapping out the history of all frog families.

Then, the team pored over frog fossils to anchor genetic changes in frogs to specific points in time. The team found that the three major families of frogs all diverged around the same time, the researchers reported today (July 3) in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. It turned out, this explosion in frog species, and the divergence of the major frog families, occurred right at the KT boundary (the boundary between the Cretaceous and the Paleogene periods), soon after the dinosaurs went extinct. Though the findings contradict previous research, they also make sense because there were so many holes in the ecological niches vacated by dinosaurs and other affected species, study co-author David Wake, an evolutionary biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, said in a statement.

"We think the world was quite impoverished as a result of the KT event, and when the vegetation came back, angiosperms dominated. That's when trees evolved to their full flowering," Wake said. "Frogs started becoming arboreal. It was the arboreality that led to the great radiation in South America in particular."

Originally published on Live Science.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Phyllomedusa - The Mudgician

With sleight of paw, I douse thyself in the creamiest of muds. The thickest of mire only a Mudgician could utilize. You're out of your species. Trust me.

Non-Native Meat Eating Limitation
Broadgi Onbiervuluiokes Yolkonduct
Amerana's Mud Lagoon
I Consume My Juveniles With Moulded Disregard
Grudgingly Naked To Synthetic Mnemonic
Found Myself In Nitrite Agitprop Short-lived In Aerobic Ground Again (Altered Hydrologic)


This audialwrongdoing is, for whatever reason, also available in tapeform through Fall Into Void Recs. 

Fall Into Void Recs.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

'Scrotum Frog' Tadpoles Hatch For 1st Time in North America

When they grow up, they'll be big, gray-green and saggy-skinned, but for now, the newest critically endangered babies at the Denver Zoo are slender and sleek.

 The hatchlings are the first tadpoles of Lake Titicaca frogs (Telmatobius culeus) ever born in North America. They're the offspring of two frogs from the Huachipa Zoo in the amphibians' native Peru. The Denver Zoo is the only Northern Hemisphere institution caring for this frog species, which is native to a single high-altitude lake in the Andes. The tadpoles hatched on Valentine's Day (Feb. 14).

Lake Titicaca frogs are critically endangered because of environmental contamination and poaching. They're the key ingredient in a traditional health shake called Jugo de Rana, or frog juice, which is rumored to increase vitality and virility (there's no evidence that it does). In an effort to conserve the species, the Denver Zoo partnered with Cayetano Heredia University and the Huachipa Zoo in Lima to bring 20 adult Lake Titicaca frogs to Colorado in November 2015.

"In the time we've had the Lake Titicaca frogs, we have gained so much insight to this unique species," Tom Weaver, assistant curator of reptiles and fish at the Denver Zoo, said in a statement. "We feel very proud that we are able to provide that opportunity."

Strange frogs

Lake Titicaca sits at an elevation of 12,500 feet (3,811 meters), and its waters are chilly — Lake Titicaca frogs are adapted to survive in water with temperatures of 50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit (10 to 17 degrees Celsius). The frogs can grow to 20 inches (50 centimers) long and weigh up to 2 pounds (0.9 kilograms). Their baggy skin provides them extra surface area so that they can more efficiently pull oxygen from the water, according to the zoo.

Their skin has given them the rather unappealing nickname "scrotum frog," which is not the only reason one might not want to grind them up into a smoothie. Wild frogs can also carry cholera, according to Denver Zoo officials. The grandparents of the current Denver Zoo tadpoles were confiscated from the illegal wildlife market in Peru and Bolivia and kept at the Huachipa Zoo. The parents hatched as tadpoles at that zoo before making the trip to Denver in a cooler.

Most of the tadpoles are now on display in Denver. When they mature into frogs, some will stay at the Denver Zoo, while others will be sent to other accredited institutions. Before the Denver Zoo received its Lake Titicaca frogs, it had been more than 20 years since any zoo in America had housed the species.

"Our work is raising much-needed awareness for the plight of this frog for our guests, children and adults, and will soon do the same for those who visit the other institutions which will soon be a home for the species," Matt Herbert, the zoo's director of conservation education, said in the statement.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Phyllomedusa - Trampled Under Throat

Your carcass is the fleshy rink, and I am the one who blades upon with skates made of sharpened steel. A buttress trample to calm thyself. Round and round we go.

Trampled Under Throat
The Fragmentation Of The Rural Vendors Within Lao People's Democratic Republic
Vuicasfiolopyndviunly Veiled In Subfossority, Subserviant To Cryiptic Cervitude
Two Unharmonious Notes (Heterixalus madagascariensis)
Emergent Vegetational Indents, A Stagnant Kinesthesia For Kequiogirup


"Trampled" T-Shirt


Sunday, May 28, 2017

13-Pound Texas Bullfrog

In Texas, you can find 4-foot long snakes, and possibly bullfrogs the size of a small dog?
A picture of a South Texas man holding an alleged 13-pound frog is setting social media ablaze, and is making people question whether or not it's the real deal or just a nifty Photoshop job.

He claims the photos are 100 percent real, and that he has caught others in the past.

Texas Parks and Wildlife confirmed his claim that at least the photo is real.
"It's obviously an optical illusion because he held it towards the camera," said Steve Lightfoot with Texas Parks and Wildlife.

While the picture may be real, Lightfoot isn't so sure about the alleged weight of the frog. Although bullfrogs are North America's biggest frog species, typically, they're no bigger than a pound, according to the National Aquarium.

The world's largest frog is the Goliath frog and it can weigh as much as a newborn baby. However, its natural habitat is over 6,000 miles away from Texas in the coastal rainforests of west Africa, according to the Encyclopedia of Life.

"Don't believe everything you see on the internet," Lightfoot said.

Another thing that is confirmed is that the South Texas Association post is certified viral. It's been shared more than 100,000 times and has over 15,000 likes and counting.

While the Amphibian within the photograph is amazing, the piece of shit holding it, is not.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Phyllomedusa - Trenching

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Phyllomedusa - Beast Of The East (Save The Frogs Day 2017)

In honor of Save The Frogs Day, in dishonor of respectable humanity, the beast reaps. The flavor is an unsettling one, but that's what we lust after. Eat we must, no matter the piquancy. When the soil is bone dry, and there's nil fluid in sight, what do you think we do? An omnibus of verruca, with frequencies & piercingness thine dare not spew of. Stay away. Stay very far away...

Accidental Colonization In The East
Granular Bimodal Bordering The Posterior Labium In A Depressed Body
Ultrasound Communication
Certain Soil Fidelity, Urinating Within To Provide The Moisture
Larvae Lost To Hyla crepitans
Inhabiting This Breadth Where Others Are Abscent, Where The Avoidance Is Grand

"Feast Of The East" Edition


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Gestation In Hillock (Cavatus vs Phyllomedusa)

Audial coitus in tapeform with Cavatus.

Celebrate Earth Day, the wrong way.

Plopped out by Murder on Ponce

Cavatus' area of unpleasantry

...As If I Let Go (Callings)
Us Mortals (Submerged)
The Inescapable Vast (Adrift)

Levitated The Next Time
Gestation In Hillock
Ceuthomantidae Terminal Phalanges


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Save The Frogs Day (April 29th, 2017)

Hey, Wastes of Space.

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Since 2009 our supporters have held over 1,200 Save The Frogs Day educational events in 60 countries! These events have helped educate tens of thousands of people about the importance of frogs and ways to protect amphibian populations. Save The Frogs Day is the world's largest day of amphibian education and conservation action, and it is your generous financial support that makes it all possible! Your tax-deductible contribution will enable us to coordinate, promote, expand and improve Save The Frogs Day, and to create all the educational materials that we freely provide to students, teachers, scientists and naturalists around the world. Let's double the size of Save The Frogs Day every year!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Phyllomedusa - Batglutton

The temperature is just right at this very moment, I think I'll try my hand in Pteropodidchaw. The time for a hilt in sporadicality when I glace up is now.

Gourmanden Velvety Free-Tailed In Bare Abandon
Twofold Controversy (Rearing)
Gailte Climactic Factors Within Environalgaenibble Exisits The Denstity And Growth Reiteniogaluqieur
Permanence Of The Waterbody (Slow-Flow)
Bladder Storage
20,000 To A String
The Bateater
Facilitate Gas Exchange Across The Skin (Questionables In Aerobic Capacity)


Monday, March 27, 2017

The Placenta Family Tree Volume 11

Phyllomedusa's plopping for The Placenta Family Tree; Volume 11. Squeezed out by Placenta Recordings.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Phyllomedusa - Woodlore 2 (10th Year Uproot)

Facial Deconstructive Series: Part XIV

The scripture of Rana refers to a dorsum laterum I dare only to speak lightly of. Lightly, if not at all. These 10 years have been undesirable at best. Phyllomedusa has been deracinating for 10 years, and I still feel the same identical innerheavings I did back in 2007. I have asked for help, and didn't get what I wanted to hear. I have tortured myself into believing I could stop these audial wrongdoings, and began to enjoy the pain.

I have asked those who I only care for, the Animals, and they only laughed in my face and encouraged me to keep up the good slaughter. So I stopped the repudiation, I give myself to them, I preach their word. The invocation of Amphibia.

Functions Post-Aposematic Coloration
Hydric Brooding Plaihseg Primilary Consuming Eqwuidial In The Third Role
Evolutional Male-Male Competition
Acer Chunks Fawkopsifunshienfedic Jiaebo-Ovary Fittifucnskioen/Elongation In Two Carpals Of The Wings
Rhytisma acerinum Spoit Huiejuin As Individuals In Condiiton/Quality
Highly Polymorphic Populations Doidnfied Bocas del Toro Archipelago, Loyationg The Phenotype,
The Forms In Noticing Trait Value
Dephormt In A Mold Manner Atrocitizing Amboyna In The Purest Sensye, Not By Disbark, But By Amputation
Localities Continguisn A Weakly Variegated Pattern Few Scattered The Melanophore
The Stem Grows (Non-Sunburn)
Chaotically Decorated To Buipoliger, Analogus In Interrupted Double Dark Chevrons
Strangulated By The Deciduous Redolence Of Sassafrax (Laurel)
Tibia In Fine Serration
Oiquertkin Gio So Gently Curved Toward The Oral Opening, Situated And Relaxed In Way Where No Coercer Is Alarming, Stifling The Physalaemus Upsurge
Brighter Rivals, Bitter Vitals
Anthocyanin Pigmential Gested Derioiaiuelvuion Blaster


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Phyllomedusa - Schnewn Incrustic Ghinslab

As the white stuff falls on my goddamned back, I wonder why I was fooled into thinking it was Spring already. Am I this weak? This impatient? I always fall for it, and pay dearly.

Hardened Imaginations Pre-Erroneous Visions Callousing The Freeze-Thaw Cycle (FTC)
Mynreictoilusivity In Glucose Produce
Schnewn Incrustic Ghinslab
Vicoudredging Cryomist On My Goddamned Back


Monday, March 13, 2017

Dual Dendropsophus

Scientists recently described two new species of clown tree frogs — brightly patterned amphibians from the Amazon region — and this classification re-evaluated how the frogs were previously identified.

The clown frog group, named for its vibrant colors, was formerly thought to contain only two species: Dendropsophus leucophyllatus and Dendropsophus triangulum.

Clown Frogs O'Plenty

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Phyllomedusa - The Fuscus Frolic

Undertake the frolic.

Wartpaucity Inner Metatarsal That Displays Scarcity In Cutting Desge
Abundant In Hovel, Tunneling Transgrescent Forigion In Silent Burrowing Disturbance
Obligement At A Dominant Frequency Of 1.8kHz, Post The Exhibition Of Yellow Egg Casing Bravura
Nevermind The Bushpigs
Eventuate The Fuscus Frolic
Heathlandic Epicurean, No Matter The Second Toe Is Longer Than The First, The Appendix Acts As No Burdern, But A Benefit In Heathwrest


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tiniest Of Slimekind

Seven new frog species from India's Western Ghats, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, were recently described in a new study. This pint-sized individual measures 0.54 inches (13.6 millimeters).

 So tiny.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Phyllomedusa - Agroinduced Biophilia

The day of acknowledging this foreign thing entitled love is fast approaching. My innate hatred of such titles, and ideas has approached and gotten in touch with me long ago. The best of friends we are. My love of demolishing all things non-Lissamphib. Of all things non-Nature has grown to a height of horrendous proportion. It has to regress one of these days...right?

February 14th is Vivisect Day, and you already know what animal I'll be vivisecting.

Agro-Induced Agression
Cryptiek Stone Usage In The Twenstial High-Gradient Aktiviegh
Indistinguishable Neotenic Retentio-Latterine Pore
A Desmognathine's Rhytidome


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Phyllomedusa - By The Diamond Of Posterior

They sing to me every night. The crunching of legs and thorax, the squishing, the movements. They slaughter me to sleep.

Ugesuwin Posteriding Gemiugijfondsenyawolafikifedsiufen
By Consisten Tewo Diamone


Saturday, January 28, 2017

Phyllomedusa - Gerbfynder

Morphologically Acclimated Through Telmatobufo Muscle
Swelled Nothofagus Prisore
Broad Brucal To Scrape Algae Possessign Nuptial Excrescences
Filligree & Granule


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Phyllomedusa - Drinking The Vomit Of Thorius

Ogdoad Born Out Of The Primeval Slime
The Golden Thorius Mausolaeum (Thorius aureus)
Pozos Play (Lepidobatrachus)
Bared Kneeling In A Content Of Half-Nibbled Acarid Spoilment As An Evaluation Of Gag Reflex
Clacking Orinoco Lime (Sphaenorhynchus)
We Drink The Vomit Of The Frog Priest
Smilisca's Sermon (Not A Listen, But A Taste)
Cartilaginous Ossification Heteroclite

v by Sonny
v, sound by big frog


Friday, January 13, 2017

Phyllomedusa - Gods Of The Mourning

Waking in the morning day by day, me and my tight caboose strolls off into no-frog's land. An area and situation I'd rather not be involved in. I see the band/show posters and find myself dreaming of a time where my tight little caboose would be in enough need to wipe, and wipe with these egomaniacs I would.

Destroying the bands and those ridden with enough self-righteousness to overflow Lake Toba is what I crave. I want it. I want it bad. The names, the rhythms, the self promotion. All of it, eradicated.

I hate the nightlife, baby.

Irregular Mottlewadwn​-​Kek
Iyng Presence Brusa Reactor For Preservatie
Gods Of The Dusk
Equals In Upper Tooth
Littoral Frm​/​Aquatic Frm
Keradonts To Emerge Fin Quiannihg


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Phyllomedusa's heave-covered hoist towards HNM. Shame on me for participating. How do I live with myself?

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

'Phib-Scape 2017 Has Reached Culmination

The vivariums are clean, and bodies are warm.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Phyllomedusa - Lycopodiopsidd Sidt