Frogs proper are typified by the common British species, Rana temporaria, and its allies, such as the edible frog, R.
The arboreal species were thus associated with the true tree-frogs, regardless of their internal structure.
The withers may be moderately high and thin; the chest well developed, but not too wide or deep; the shoulder should lie well on the chest, and be oblique and well covered with muscle, so as to reduce concussion in galloping; the upper and lower arms should be long and muscular; the knees broad and strong; legs short, flat and broad; fetlock joints large; pasterns strong and of moderate length; the feet should be moderately large, with the heels open and frogs sound - with no signs of contraction.
The chief foes of Indra are Vrittra and Ahi, serpents which swallow up the waters, precisely as frogs do in Australian and Californian and Andaman myths.
Edible frogs, tree-frogs, lizards, snakes, tortoises and scorpions are found in all parts.