Named By: Zoltán Szentesi & Márton Venczel - 2012.
Classification: Chordata, Amphiiba, Batrachomorpha, Batrachia, Anura, Discoglossidae, Discoglossinae.
Species: B. fedori (type).
Known locations: Hungary - Csehbánya Formation.
Time period: Santonian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial remains including a right ilium (hip bone), eight maxilla (upper jaw bone) and a left scapula (shoulder blade).
was a frog genus that lived in Europe during the late Cretaceous, and
although only known from partial remains, the shoulder indicates that
in life the frog would have been a very good jumper and swimmer.
Bakonybatrachus was named after the Bakony
Mountains where the type
fossils of the genus were found, combined with the Ancient
Greek word for frog.
Bakonybatrachus should not be confused with the similarly named pterosaur Bakonydraco.
- A new discoglossid frog from the Upper Cretaceous (Santonian) of Hungary - Zoltán Szentesi & Márton Venczel - 2012.