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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
      It didn't get squished, but died and landed in soft very fine white mud, which dried out and hardened to produce diatomite. See:
      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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