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1 Pliny, speaking of the different kinds of frogs, B. xxxii. c. 18, says, "There are some which live only in the hedges, and thence have the name of rubeta, or bramble frogs." It seems impossible to identify this reptile with any of our known animals: and we may conclude that there is no foundation for the statement. Ælian gives an account of the venomous nature of this animal. Anim. Nat. B. xvii. c. 12.—B.
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