Anurans (Amphibia: Anura) from the Upper Cretaceous (Santonian–lower Campanian) Bostobe Formation of Northeastern Aral Sea Region, Kazakhstan

Pavel P. Skutschas, Veniamin V. Kolchanov

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© 2016 Elsevier B.V. and Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, CAS. The newly collected specimens from the Upper Cretaceous (Santonian-early Campanian) Bostobe Formation at the Shakh-Shakh locality in the Northeast Aral Sea Region, Kazakhstan, increase the diversity of anurans in this stratigraphic unit and now two taxa can be recognized there: gobiatid Gobiates sp. and large anuran Discoglossidae indet. The faunal association of gobiatids + discoglossids is characteristic for Cenomanian-Campanian vertebrate assemblages of Middle Asia and Kazakhstan. In the Late Cretaceous of Asia, large sized anurans appeared in the Cenomanian and became a common element of anuran assemblages from the Turonian onwards, earlier than in North America where large sized anurans began dominating assemblages in the late Campanian.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)202–208
JournalPalaeoworld
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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