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Type: Journal article
Title: Fossil frogs from the central highlands of Papua New Guinea
Author: Menzies, J.
Russell, L.
Tyler, M.
Mountain, M.
Citation: Alcheringa: an Australian journal of palaeontology, 2002; 26(1-2):341-351
Publisher: Geological Society Australia Inc
Issue Date: 2002
ISSN: 0311-5518
Abstract: Characteristic features of the pelves of 15 species of extant New Guinean highland frogs (Hylidae and Microhylidae) are described and figured. Ilia among species in these families were found to be relatively invariate with similar sized species often indistinguishable; thus fossil species diversity is therefore likely to be underestimated in such deposits. Nine-two disarticulated ilia from the highland Nombe rockshelter deposit represent a minimum of six species: two Hylidae and four Microhylidae; most of these ilia were deposited in the late Pleistocene before significant human activity at the site. Problems of drawing conclusions about the Pleistocene frog fauna of the area, especially what the main predator was, from such a small sample and limited understanding of the site taphonomy are discussed. © AAP.
DOI: 10.1080/03115510208619262
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