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Eurycephalella
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous
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An artist's illustration and infomation about Eurycephalella alcinae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Suborder: Neobatrachia
Superfamily: Hyloidea
Genus: Eurycephalella
Báez, Moura & Gómez, 2009
Species: E. alcinae
Binomial name
Eurycephalella alcinae
Báez, Moura & Gómez, 2009

Eurycephalella is an extinct genus of frog which existed in what is now Brazil during the lower Cretaceous period. It was named by Ana M. Báez, Geraldo J.B. Moura and Raúl O. Gómez in 2009, and the type species is Eurycephalella alcinae.

Discovery

Eurycephalella was discovered within the limestone predominant Crato Formation, in northeastern Brazil. The specimen is the partial skeleton of an adult, and is in the collection of the Museum of Paleontology in Santana do Cariri.

Although the fossil was originally assigned to the genus Arariphrynus (Leal and Brito, 2006), it was later changed to Eurycephalella.

Description

Eurycephalella was a carnivorous frog that lived in or around a large lake or "thermally stratified lagoon".

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