Rare Fossil Frog from Bosnia - Latonia
This exceptional fossil frog comes from the Balkans and dates to the Miocene Epoch, 20 million years ago.
The detailed fossilization of the bones on this sizeable specimen is remarkable; well-preserved frogs are among the rarest of vertebrate fossils and are extremely sought after.
This eye-catching fossil will stand out in the finest of collections; the rich, earthy-coloured skeleton pops out from the light matrix. Moreover, it is especially appealing because of its dynamic lifelike posture - its leap frozen in time.
Interestingly, only one member of this genus survives today, the Hula painted frog of Israel.
Species: Latonia sp.
Location: Gracanica, Bosnia
Date: Miocene Epoch (Burdigalian stage), 20.44 – 15.97 million years old.
Measurements: Total length of frog - 6.1 inches / 15.6 cm, Frog body (not including legs) - 3.7 inches / 9.4 cm, Matrix measures 9 x 5.5 x 0.57 inches / 22.8 cm x 13.9 cm x 1.45 cm.
Weighs 12.9 oz. / 371 grams
Note: A crack running through the matrix was expertly re-glued by the fossil preparator.