Name: Prosalirus ‭(‬leap forward‭).
Phonetic: Pro-say-le-rus.
Named By: Neil H.‭ ‬Shubin‭ & ‬Farish A.‭ ‬Jenkins‭ ‬-‭ ‬1995.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Amphibia,‭ ‬Anura,‭ ‬Prosaliridae.
Species: P.‭ ‬bitus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Insectivore.
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.

Further reading
-‭ ‬An Early Jurassic jumping frog.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Nature‭ ‬377:49-52.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Neil H.‭ ‬Shubin‭ & ‬Farish A.‭ ‬Jenkins‭ ‬-‭ ‬1995.


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