Named By: Neil H. Shubin & Farish A. Jenkins - 1995.
Classification: Chordata, Amphibia, Anura, Prosaliridae.
Species: P. bitus (type).
Size: Up to 5 centimetres long.
Known locations: USA, Arizona - Kayenta Formation.
Time period: Sinemurian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Remains of three individuals.
Prosalirus is one of the earliest frogs that has been confirmed as being able to jump, a revelation brought about from analysis of the skeleton which shows that it was capable of absorbing forces associated with landing.
- An Early Jurassic jumping frog. - Nature 377:49-52. - Neil H. Shubin & Farish A. Jenkins - 1995.