Czatkobatrachus

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Czatkobatrachus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Genus: Czatkobatrachus

Czatkobatrachus is an extinct genus of prehistoric amphibian. It was erected in 1998.[1] It is, with Triadobatrachus, one of the two oldest known lissamphibians. More precisely, it is a member of Salientia; it is related to, but outside Anura, the taxon that includes all extant frogs. It is known only from the early Triassic of Poland. Its vertebral column may have been short as in other salientians, but the exact count is unknown. It had a short tail, and an elongated ilium.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, S.E.; Borsuk−Białynicka, M. (1998). "A stem-group frog from the early Triassic of Poland". Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 43: 573–580. 
  2. ^ Evans, S.E.; Borsuk−Białynicka, M. (2009). "The Early Triassic stem−frog Czatkobatrachus from Poland". Palaeontologica Polonica 65: 79–105. 

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