New geosciences study shows Triassic fossils that reveal origins of living amphibians

Source: Science Daily

A team of paleontologists have discovered the first ‘unmistakable’ Triassic-era caecilian fossil — the oldest-known caecilian fossils — thus extending the record of this small, burrowing mammal by roughly 35 million years. The find also fills a gap of at least 87 million years in the known historical fossil record of the amphibian-like creature.