Prosalirus bitisDavid Cannatella
†Prosalirus bitis is from the Early Jurassic (Pliensbachian) of Arizona; the putative limbed caecilian †Eocaecilia is from the same formation. It is reputed to be the earliest known "frog" in the sense that it has froglike features such as a urostyle and elongate, anteriorly directed ilia.
Shubin, N. H., and F. A. Jenkins. 1995. An Early Jurassic jumping frog. Nature 377:49-52.
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