(After Archer county).
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).
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.