ANCIENT FROG FIND
THIS remarkable image shows a 99-million-year-old frog trapped in amber.
A total of four fossil frog specimens were found in Myanmar (formerly Burma) in Southeast Asia. They date back to the end of the Cretaceous Period (the last dinosaur age), and are the earliest direct evidence of frogs in wet tropical forests from that time.
Dr Lida Xing of China University of Geosciences in Beijing told the BBC that, “These amber fossils provide direct evidence that frogs inhabited wet tropical forests before the mass extinction event at the end of the Cretaceous”.