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Article: A discoglossid frog from the Middle Jurassic of England

Publication: Palaeontology
Volume: 33
Part: 2
Publication Date: May 1990
Page(s): 299 311
Author(s): Susan E. Evans, Andrew R. Milner and Frances Mussett
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EVANS, S. E., MILNER, A. R., MUSSETT, F. 1990. A discoglossid frog from the Middle Jurassic of England. Palaeontology33, 2, 299–311.

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A discoglossid frog, Eodiscoglossus oxoniensis sp. nov. is described from the Upper Bathonian Forest Marble of Oxfordshire. It closely resembles Eodiscoglossus santonjae from the Jurassic-Cretaceous boundary of Spain but can be distinguished by characteristics of the ilium and premaxillary. The E. oxoniensis specimens represent the earliest European material critically identifiable as a frog and the earliest discoglossid yet recognised. An association of Eodiscoglossus with Albanerpeton and a Marmorerpeton-like salamander may have characterized certain freshwater ecosystems in Europe for about 50 million years from the Bathonian to the Barremian-Aptian.
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