Earliest example of a rapid-fire tongue

By Joseph Bevitt, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Albanerpetontids, or “albies” for short, are the cute little salamander-like amphibians you’ve likely never heard of. Now extinct, Albies had a dream run. They’d been around since the Middle Jurassic around 165 million years ago, and probably even earlier. They lived through the age of dinosaurs … Continue reading Earliest example of a rapid-fire tongue

Fossil frogs offer insights into early Antarctica

The discovery of the earliest known modern amphibians in Antarctica provides further evidence of a warm and temperate climate in the Antarctic Peninsula before its separation from the southern supercontinent Gondwana.  The fossils, which belong to the family of helmeted frogs, are described in a paper in the journal Scientific Reports by researchers from Sweden, Argentina and Switzerland. They … Continue reading Fossil frogs offer insights into early Antarctica