Publication details.


Author(s):F.B. Sanchiz, J.A. ALcover
Title:Un nou discoglossid (Amphibia: Anura) de l'Holocè de Menorca
Journal:Butlletí de la Institució Catalana d'Història Natural
Abstract:Some fossil remains of a new discolglossid species, Baleaphryne talaioticus, from
the Holocene site Rafal Rubi (Minorca), are described in this article. This species is quite
similar to the only other known in the genus (B. muletensis , from Majorca). The B. talaioticus
humeri are somewhat shorter and more robust than those of B. muletensis , representing
this incipient digging adaptation either a parallel trend with respect to the Alytes
one, or else an evolutionary reversal in Baleaphryne towards less specialized morphologies.
Other Minorcan remains from the 11 Century b.C. are referred to B. talaioticus, suggesting
that the species might still be alive.

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