A new crown-group frog (Amphibia, Anura) from the early Cretaceous of northeastern Inner Mongolia, China. (American Museum novitates, no. 3876)

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dc.contributor.author Gao, Keqin, 1955-
dc.contributor.author Chen, Jianye.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-15T14:53:02Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-15T14:53:02Z
dc.date.issued 2017-03-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/6702
dc.description 39 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description.abstract Based on 12 well-preserved skeletons of postmetamorphic individuals, a new crown-group frog taxon is named and described from the Lower Cretaceous Guanghua (upper part of Longjiang) Formation (stratigraphic equivalent of the world-famed Yixian Formation) exposed in Dayangshu Basin, Hulunbuir, in the far northeast of Inner Mongolia, China. The new taxon, Genibatrachus baoshanensis, documents another early Cretaceous anuran having reduction of the presacral vertebrae to eight in number, similar to several frog taxa of roughly the same age from Spain and Brazil. The new frog also displays several features that are ontogenetically and phylogenetically informative, including ontogenetic fusion of the palatine to the sphenethmoid, and ontogenetic fusion of ribs to the diapophyses of the posterior trunk vertebrae. In addition, the new discovery extends the geographic range of early Cretaceous frogs of the Jehol Biota northward to near the 50th parallel north in East Asia. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Museum of Natural History. en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates;no.3876.
dc.subject Genibatrachus baoshanensis. en_US
dc.subject Anura. en_US
dc.subject Frogs, Fossil. en_US
dc.subject Phylogeny. en_US
dc.subject Hulunbuir Shi (China) en_US
dc.subject Inner Mongolia (China) en_US
dc.subject China. en_US
dc.title A new crown-group frog (Amphibia, Anura) from the early Cretaceous of northeastern Inner Mongolia, China. (American Museum novitates, no. 3876) en_US
dc.title.alternative Early Cretaceous anuran from China. en_US

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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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