Earliest Rainforest Frogs Preserved in Amber

Frogs in a rainforest? Sure, rainforests are home to tons of them. Nothing new there — except that researchers just found four, preserved in amber and nearly 100 million years old, that suggest frogs have been hanging out in that environment much longer than previously shown. Anura, the amphibian order that includes frogs and toads, has been around for at least 200 million years. But the frog fossil record is spotty, and the earliest examples of the animals appear to have lived in bodie

Earliest Rainforest Frogs Preserved in Amber

Thu 14 Jun 18 from Discover Magazine

Prehistoric frogs surface after 99 million years

Frogs trapped in amber for 99 million years give clues to lost world. The four fossils were found in Myanmar.

Thu 14 Jun 18 from BBC News

Amber fossils provide oldest evidence of frogs in wet, tropical forests

About 99 million years ago, a tiny juvenile frog in present-day Myanmar was suddenly trapped in sap with a beetle, perhaps its intended next meal.

Thu 14 Jun 18 from Phys.org

Amber Fossils Provide Oldest Evidence of Frogs in Wet, Tropical Forests, Fri 15 Jun 18 from Laboratory Equipment

Amber fossils provide oldest evidence of frogs in wet, tropical forests, Thu 14 Jun 18 from ScienceDaily

Amber fossils provide oldest evidence of frogs in wet, tropical forests, Thu 14 Jun 18 from Eurekalert

A 99-million-year-old amber fossil preserved the earliest frog from tropical forests

Very rare insight into the ancient lives of frogs.

Thu 14 Jun 18 from ZME Science

World's Oldest Rain Forest Frogs Found in Amber

Thu 14 Jun 18 from National Geographic

Never-before-known frog species from the time of dinosaurs is discovered in 99mn-year-old amber

Scientists believe the ancient amphibians lived in the rainforest in modern-day Myanmar during the late Cretaceous Period. Their remains were found trapped in tree sap.

Thu 14 Jun 18 from Daily Mail

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