The New International Encyclopædia/Mink-Frog
MINK-FROG, or Hoosier-Frog. A small frog (Rana septentrionalis) of the Northwestern United States. It is 2¼ inches long from nose to vent, dark olive green above, with sooty brown bars and blotches, and pure white underneath. Its hazel iris, minky color, and quiet solitary habits, distinguish it from others. A detailed account of its features and ecology was given by J. H. Garnier in The American Naturalist, vol. xvii. (Philadelphia, 1883).