Named By: R. L. Carroll - 1967.
Classification: Chordata, Amphibia, Lepospondyli, Adelospondyli, Adelogyrinidae.
Species: A. watsoni (type).
Size: Uncertain, but skull is 5 centimetres long.
Known locations: Scotland.
Time period: Serpukhovian of the Carboniferous.
Fossil representation: Single skull and mandibles (lower jaws).
Another small amphibian from the Carboniferous period of Scotland, Adelospondylus is only known by a skull and jaws. The lower jaw is noted as being quite deep, but is otherwise not greatly special. Adelospondylus may have been similar to Adelogyrinus.
- An Adelogyrinid Lepospondyl Amphibian from the Upper Carboniferous, R. L. Carroll - 1967.
- The Order Adelospondyli: Carboniferous lepospondyl amphibians. - Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. 82 (3): 239–275. - S. M. Andrews & R. L. Carroll - 1991.