Figure2: Reconstruction of the habitats of the different amphibians of the Late Cretaceous Iharkút.

Studies of Mesozoic amphibians

Study of Mesozoic amphibians in taxonomic, functional anatomic, paleoecological and paleo-biogeographical aspects

A lot of hitherto unknown fragmentary frog skull bones unearthed from the Iharkutian Late Cretaceous (Santonian) paleovertebrate locality which could be classified to Hungarobatrachus szukacsi based on studies of Zoltán Szentesi and his colleagues. These remains suggest that the previous assumption so the Hungarobatrachus is an early, primitive true frog is correct. A new opportunity is also opened up to more precise phylogenetic study of Hungarobatrachus szukacsibased on these new skull bone remains.

Zoltán Szentesi studies on the Hungarian Pliocene-Pleistocene herpeto faunas examined these changes in time and spatial in the latest years.

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