Archeria

Name: Archeria ‭(‬After Archer county‭)‬.
Phonetic: Ar-chee-re-ah.
Named By: Case‭ ‬-‭ ‬1915.
Synonyms: Archeria crassidisca,‭ ‬Archeria robinsoni,‭ ‬Archeria victori,‭ ‬Cricotus crassidiscus,‭ ‬Cricotus hypantricus.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Amphibia,‭ ‬Reptiliomorpha,‭ ‬Anthracosauria,‭ ‬Archeriidae.
Species: A.‭ ‬crassidiscus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Piscivore/Carnivore.
Size: Skull‭ ‬30‭ ‬centimetres long.‭ ‬About‭ ‬2‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: USA,‭ ‬Texas‭ & ‬Oklahoma.
Time period: Carboniferous.
Fossil representation: Several specimens,‭ ‬one of which is almost complete.

       Archeria is the type genus of the Archeriidae,‭ ‬which is a sub group of the Anthracosauria,‭ ‬the type genus of which is Anthracosaurus.‭ ‬Archeria would have been a two meter long predator that had an elongate eel-like body.‭ ‬Archeria is one of the few creatures of its kind to be known by an almost complete skeleton.‭ ‬This means that Archeria is often used as a reference point when reconstructing similar animals that do not have so many fossils known for them.



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