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    A fossilized frog, from Bechlejovice in the Czech Republic. Palaeobatrachus gigas, I think.

    snake hips, emimaru, Capricorn Cat, and 10 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. curlsdiva 109 months ago | reply

      Oh my goodness, did it get squished before it died? A tree frog or ??

    2. snake hips 109 months ago | reply

      Damn. Did you collect that? Do you have an age? That's gorgeous as hell.

    3. kevinzim 109 months ago | reply

      Unfortunately I didn't collect it, and only briefly owned it - I bought it for the museum. It is Oligocene see app.pan.pl/acta48/app48-595.pdf.
      It didn't get squished, but died and landed in soft very fine white mud, which dried out and hardened to produce diatomite. See: www.flickr.com/groups_topic.gne?id=22659.
      It's a palaeobatrachid, similar to the xenopus frogs we used to cut up at school, when such unpleasantries were allowed.

    4. joe with a camera 63 months ago | reply

      Beautiful specimen. I went to that site years ago, and found various leaves, but no amphibians or insects. The rock is diatomite - fine-grained silica consisting almost entirely of the skeletons of diatoms.

    5. BlueRidgeKitties 48 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Life Sciences Teaching Resource, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    6. BlueRidgeKitties 48 months ago | reply

      Thanks for adding this to the group pool!

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