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http://palaeo-electronica.org/content/fc-1 Benton et al. 2015
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The Forest Marble Formation has long been assigned to the Late Bathonian, dated as 166.5-166.1 Ma ± 1.2 Ma (Gradstein et al., 2012, pp. 765, 777), so giving an age of 165.3 Ma as the minimum constraint.
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The soft maximum constraint can be set as equivalent to the base of the Jurassic, allowing for finds of various stem anurans and other small tetrapods from several continents, but as yet no crown taxa, and so 201.3 Ma ± 0.2 Ma, so 201.5 Ma.
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Eodiscoglossus is identified as a member of crown Discoglossidae on the basis of two apomorphies in combination, the possession of opisthocoelous vertebrae together with an ilium bearing a dorsal crest (Evans et al., 1990; Ruta and Coates, 2007).
Ruta M., and Coates M.I. 2007. Dates, nodes and character conflict: addressing the lissamphibian origin problem. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 5:69–122.
Evans, S.E., Milner, A.R., and Mussett, F. 1990. A discoglossid frog (Amphibia: Anura) from the Middle Jurassic of England. Palaeontology, 33:299-311.
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