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Sunday, 27 October 2013

Remarkably Preserved Fossil Frog, France (Thaumastosaurus)

Remarkably Preserved Fossil Frog, France (Thaumastosaurus)

Fossil Frog Still Looks Gooey After Over 34 Million
Years by Brian Switek, Laelaps, September 27, 2013
http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2013/09/27/fossil-frog-still-looks-gooey-after-over-34-million-years/
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/341851427936414887/

The paper is:

Laloy, F., J-C. Rage, S. Evans, R. Boistel, N. Lenoir,
and others, 2013. A re-interpretation of the Eocene anuran
Thaumastosaurus based on microCT examination of a
‘mummified’ specimen. PLoS ONE 8, 9: e74874.
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0074874

Abstract at:
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0074874

PDF file at
http://www.plosone.org/article/fetchObject.action?uri=info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0074874&representation=PDF

What originally was described as an external cast of an
anuran ‘mummy’ from the Quercy Phosphorites
(southwestern France) contains a large part of the frog's
skeleton as shown by CT scans.

Yours,

Paul H.