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The coelacanth of frogs

A frog that lives in the mountains of southern India is a rare breed indeed: it is a new species that merits the establishment of a new family. Moreover, this is a discovery with considerable biogeographical significance.

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Figure 2: Possible Indian odysseys: different models for the position of India approximately 65 million years ago.


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Hedges, S. The coelacanth of frogs. Nature 425, 669–670 (2003).

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