Image of the Day: Salamander Mummy 

Using newly developed X-ray imaging technology, paleontologists revealed the skeleton, soft tissues, and remnants of an ingested frog within a 35-million-year-old petrified salamander.

By | October 4, 2017

Inner structures of an ancient salamander (Phosphotriton sigeiJÉRÉMY TISSIER Reconstruction of an ancient salamander skeleton (Phosphotriton sigei)JÉRÉMY TISSIER

Reconstruction of an ancient salamander skeleton (Phosphotriton sigei)JÉRÉMY TISSIER See J. Tissier et al., “Exceptional soft tissues preservation in a mummified frog-eating Eocene salamander,” PeerJ, 5:e3861, 2017.

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