Named By: Edwasrd Drinker Cope - 1882.
Synonyms: Trematops milleri.
Classification: Chordata, Amphibia, Temnospondyli, Trematopidae.
Species: A. cumminsi (type), A. dunni.
Size: Details unavailable.
Known locations: USA, Oklahoma, Texas.
Time period: Across the Early Permian.
Fossil representation: Several individuals.
Acheloma was a relatively large for its time temnopondyl amphibian that would have hunted for other small animals around the water systems of what would eventually be the United States back in the early Permian. This could include swimming around in the water to venturing on land for extended periods.
- Third contribution to the history of the Vertebrata of the Permian formation of Texas, Edward Drinker Cope - 1882.