Enigmatic amphibians in mid-Cretaceous amber were chameleon-like ballistic feeders

@article{Daza2020EnigmaticAI,
  title={Enigmatic amphibians in mid-Cretaceous amber were chameleon-like ballistic feeders},
  author={Juan D. Daza and Edward L. Stanley and Arnau Bolet and Aaron M. Bauer and J. Salvador Arias and Andrej {\vC}erňansk{\'y} and Joseph J. Bevitt and Philipp Wagner and Susan E. Evans},
  journal={Science},
  year={2020},
  volume={370},
  pages={687 - 691}
}
Ancient amphibians preserved in amber Extant amphibians are represented by three fairly simple morphologies: the mostly hopping frogs and toads, the low-crawling salamanders, and the limbless caecilians. Until the early Pleistocene—and for more than 165 million years—there was another group, the albanerpetontids. We know little about this group because amphibian fossils are poorly preserved, and previous specimens from this group are both rare and mostly badly damaged. Daza et al. describe a… 
A surprising fossil vertebrate
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