Focal Review: The Origin(s) of Modern Amphibians

@article{Anderson2008FocalRT,
  title={Focal Review: The Origin(s) of Modern Amphibians},
  author={J. S. Anderson},
  journal={Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={35},
  pages={231-247}
}
  • J. S. Anderson
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • The recent description of the stem batrachian Gerobatrachus has changed the terms of the ongoing debate on the origin of extant amphibians (Lissamphibia: frogs, salamanders, and the limbless caecilians). This important fossil, through a shared mosaic of unique derived salientian and urodele characters, links frogs and salamanders with an archaic group of fossil amphibians known as amphibamid temnospondyls. The present paper reviews the impact of this fossil on morphological and molecular… CONTINUE READING
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