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Coqui fossil from Puerto Rico takes title of oldest Caribbean frog

The bright chirp of the coqui Frog, the national symbol of Puerto Rico, has likely resounded through Caribbean forests for at least 29 million years. A new study published in Biology Letters describes a fragmented arm bone from a frog in the genus Eleutherodactylus, also known as rain frogs or coquis. The fossil is the oldest record of frogs in the Caribbean and, fittingly, was discovered on the island where coquis are most...

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