You may have seen memes and images of an alien-looking “xenomorph frog” online and may be wondering if it actually exists.
As a Master Herpetologist specializing in frogs, I can tell you that among over 7,500 known frog species to this date, we have yet to find an alien-looking frog like the xenomorph:
The xenomorph frog, or xeno frog, does not exist in real life and consists of sculptures by artist Li Changchun who created the alien-like frog around 2018. The images of his sculptures were used in memes that went viral on social media platforms.
Although the xenomorph frog does not exist in real life, the wonderfully brilliant sculptures have captured the imaginations of many.
Let’s have a look at how this “new frog species” found it’s way around the internet.
The Xenomorph Frog is a Sculpture
The xenomoprh frog is a figure that takes life in series of sculptures made of clay, resin, or ceramic, and carefully selected paints.
These works of art were created by Li Changchun (李常春), an artist who specializes in animal sculptures.
Above and below you can see samples of the artist’s work.
More specifically, Li likes to create sci-fi based sculptures of frog and lizard-like creatures.
The alien-like xeno frog was created in 2018 and gained popularity on social media in 2020 via memes.
Many people wonder if the photos of the alien-like frog with a big head and long green legs is real, but it is just a product of the artist’s imagination.
Li Changchun generally creates sculptures if animals and decided to merge his interest in aliens with his talents for sculpting futuristic creatures (CTNF).
The Xenomorph Frog Was Turned into a Meme
A few years after Li Changchun created his first xenomorph frog sculpture, the images of his work went viral on social media thanks to a few memes like the one below.
For example, this reddit meme featuring Li’s work now has over 23k upvotes.
This caused people to wonder if xeno frogs are actually real.
Although the xenomorph frog looks like a cross between a lizard, a frog, and an alien from the “Alien” movie series, this frog does not exist in real life.
It is a product of the imagination of a talented artist.
Where to Buy The Xenomorph Frog
The artist does not have an online store where you can purchase a xenomoprh frog sculpture.
Therefore, in order to buy a xenomorph frog, you will need to purchase one directly from the artist, or from a current owner of a sculpture.
You can contact the artist via their Facebook page listed in the sources below.
Ordering directly from the artist is a great way to support their work.
I cannot confirm this for sure, but some artists are open to receiving custom requests.
Maybe you could request a custom sculpture if that is something Li Changchun offers.
You can find xenomorph frogs for sale by searching art-for-sale forums, by creating alerts on Craigslist, or by searching eBay.
More About Unusual Frogs
Even if the xenomorph frog doesn’t exist, there are still some very strange frogs out there in the wild.
Here are some interesting frog species that actually exist that you may not know about:
Frogs may also do unusual things, like fall from the sky or turn blue:
Frogs are generally popular on social media, notably among artist and graphic designers.
Some talented artists have taken frogs to whole other heights thanks to image editing apps like Photoshop.
Check out some cool Photoshopped frog art in these articles:
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Li Changchun’s (李常春) Artist profile on Facebook
Reddit & Tumblr as quoted above.