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A pangolin from the French Quercy phosphorites
FOSSIL SELACHIANS FROM THE BANDAH FORMATION
Abstract book of the 18th Conference of the EAVP
Amphibians and squamate reptiles from Glib Zegdou
Type material of Mesacanthus pusillus
Présence de Palaeobatrachidae (Anura) dans des gisements tertiaires Français caractérisation, distribution et affinités de la familleAnura; Palaeogeography; systematics
Cite this article: Vergnaud-Grazzini C., Hoffstetter R., 1972. Présence de Palaeobatrachidae (Anura) dans des gisements tertiaires Français caractérisation, distribution et affinités de la famille. Palaeovertebrata 5 (4): 157-177.
The Palaeobatrachidae until now have not been reported from France. The present note makes known the discovery of very significant remains in three Tertiary localities of France: Cernay (late Paleocene), Laugnac (late Aquitanian) and Sansan (middle Helvetian). The osteologic characters, as well as the geographic and stratigraphic distribution of the family are re-stated with added details. The Palaeobatrachidae are a European family known from the late Jurassic of Catalonia (publication in course by J. Seiffert) to the Plio-Pleistocene (pre-Mindel) of Poland and Rumania. By their way of life and certain osteologic characters they are similar to the Pipidae, but they are distinguished by profound differences. It would be rash to include them in the Pipoidea or even in the Aglossa. They are apparently an independant group, essentially holarctic, which held in Europe a role equivalent to that played by the Pipidae south of Tethys.
Published in Vol. 05, Fasc. 4 (1972)