Paleontologists Find Oldest Known North American Frog
They hit the mother toad. Virginia Tech researchers have identified the 216 million-year-old fossil fragments found in Arizona’s Chinle Formation, the site of previous large reptile and early dinosaur discoveries. Researchers say the tiny fragments of hip bone from an unnamed extinct species are the first frog fossils to be found alongside dinosaur remains.
Is this a breakthrough? The discovery of microfossils like these will help researchers understand more about the large number of smaller creatures that roamed within the Triassic ecosystem.
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