Université de Fribourg

Exceptional soft tissues preservation in a mummified frog-eating Eocene salamander

Tissier​, Jérémy ; Rage, Jean-Claude ; Laurin, Michel

In: PeerJ, 2017, vol. 5, p. e3861

Fossils are almost always represented by hard tissues but we present here the exceptional case of a three-dimensionally preserved specimen that was ‘mummified’ (likely between 40 and 34 million years ago) in a terrestrial karstic environment. This fossil is the incomplete body of a salamander, Phosphotriton sigei, whose skeleton and external morphology are well preserved, as revealed by...

Bibliothèque cantonale jurassienne

The evolution of long bone microstructure and lifestyle in lissamphibians

Laurin, Michel ; Girondot, Marc

In: Paleobiology : a quarterly journal of the Paleontological Society, 2004, vol. 30, no. 4, p. 589