Name: Adelospondylus ‭(‬Obscure vertebra‭)‬.
Phonetic: Ah-del-o-spon-dy-lus.
Named By: R.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Carroll‭ ‬-‭ ‬1967.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Amphibia,‭ ‬Lepospondyli,‭ ‬Adelospondyli,‭ ‬Adelogyrinidae.
Species: A.‭ ‬watsoni‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Insectivore‭?
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.

Further reading
-‭ ‬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.


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