Still Waters Posted April 24, 2020 #1 Share Posted April 24, 2020 (IP: Staff) · The first fossil of a frog found in Antarctica gives new insight into the continent’s ancient climate. Paleontologists uncovered fragments of the frog’s hip bone and skull in 40-million-year-old sediment collected from Seymour Island, near the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. Scientists have previously found evidence of giant amphibians that walked Antarctica during the Triassic Period, over 200 million years ago, but no traces on the continent of amphibians like those around today (SN: 3/23/15). The shape of the newly discovered bones indicates that this frog belonged to the family of Calyptocephalellidae, or helmeted frogs, found today in South America. https://www.sciencenews.org/article/first-frog-fossil-antarctica-found-ancient-climate https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-61973-5 2 3 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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