The fossil amphibian collection at the Natural History Museum includes important specimens from the Mesozoic and Cenozoic eras. Read about the highlights.
Our type specimen of Paracyclotosaurus is the only example of a complete articulated skeleton of a capitosaur, one of the major groups of Triassic temnospondyl amphibians.
We also care for a number of significant specimens from the Triassic of Europe including:
Microvertebrate amphibian specimens from Kirtlington, Oxfordshire, are the main Jurassic material in the collection and include:
The collection includes a considerable number of specimens of as yet undescribed Palaeogene amphibians from Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
There are also fossil frogs and salamanders from the Brown coals of Germany, including the type specimen of Eopelobates anthracinus.
There is a large quantity of Pleistocene frog material, primarily from Igtham in Kent, but also from other British Pleistocene localities.