New frog family from India reveals an ancient biogeographical link with the Seychelles

@article{Biju2003NewFF,
  title={New frog family from India reveals an ancient biogeographical link with the Seychelles},
  author={S. Biju and F. Bossuyt},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2003},
  volume={425},
  pages={711-714}
}
About 96% of the more than 4,800 living anuran species belong to the Neobatrachia or advanced frogs. Because of the extremely poor representation of these animals in the Mesozoic fossil record, hypotheses on their early evolution have to rely largely on extant taxa. Here we report the discovery of a burrowing frog from India that is noticeably distinct from known taxa in all anuran families. Phylogenetic analyses of 2.8 kilobases of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA unambiguously designate this… Expand

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