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Yaksha perettii • Enigmatic Amphibians (Albanerpetontidae) in mid-Cretaceous Amber were Chameleon-like Ballistic Feeders

Albanerpetontids are tiny, enigmatic fossil amphibians with a distinctive suite of characteristics, including scales and specialized jaw and neck joints. Here we describe a new genus and species of albanerpetontid, represented by fully articulated and three-dimensional specimens preserved in amber. These specimens preserve skeletal and soft tissues, including an elongated median hyoid element, the tip of which remains embedded in a distal tongue pad. Leer más.

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