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Fossil frogs (Amphibia: Anura) from the Upper Cretaceous intertrappean beds of Naskal, Andhra Pradesh, India

Prasad, G., V.R.; Rage, J.-Claude

Revue de Paleobiologie 23(1): 99-116


ISSN/ISBN: 0253-6730
Accession: 012099841

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The Upper Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) intertrappean beds of Naskal (India) have yielded new anuran fossils representing at least four taxa: a gobiatine Discoglossidae, one (perhaps two) Leptodactylidae or Hemisotidae, a ranoid belonging to the ranid-rhacophorid assemblage, and one unidentified family. A possible Hylidae, identified in a previous study, should be added to the fauna of the locality. This fauna was dominated by neobatrachians. The gobiatine discoglossids are of Laurasian affinities whereas the Leptodactylidae or Hemisotidae, and Ranoidea are Gondwanan frogs.

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