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Gerobatrachus has a number of features that appear to be intermediate between frogs and salamanders, and thus provides support that these two groups shared a common ancestor. It has a frog-like ear and skull, salamander-like ankle bones, and its backbone and teeth are similar to both those of frogs and salamanders.
Fossils of the animal were discovered in Texas in the 1990s. The scientific description of the animal was first published in Nature in 2008.
Gerobatrachus lived in the Permian period
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