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A new species of Latonia (Anura, Discoglossidae) from the lower Miocene of France

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The extinct discoglossid genus Latonia Meyer (1843) was widely distributed in Europa in the Tertiary, and included the largest known discoglossid frogs. Among the characters used by most subsequent authors as diagnostic of this genus, is the presence of dermal sculpturing on certain cranial bones, especially on the maxillae and frontoparietals. The state of this character (presence or absence of sculpture) is unknown in the type species of the genus (Latonia seyfriedi), as well as in some fossils referred to this genus. It is established here that sculpture may be lacking in Latonia; this feature characterizes a new species known from three French localities: Coderet (late Oligocene), Laugnac and "Saint-Gérand-Le-Puy" (early Miocene). Such as feature could correspond to a generic distinction. A revision of the type species is required to redefine the genus Latonia.

Affiliations: 1: Laboratoire d'Anatomie Comparée, 55 rue Buffon, 75005 Paris, France


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