Name: Colosteus.
Phonetic: Col-o-ste-us.
Named By: Edward Drinker Cope‭ ‬-‭ ‬1862.
Synonyms: Colosteus crassicutatus,‭ ‬Colosteus pauciradiatus,‭ ‬Pygopterus scutellatus,‭ ‬Macrerpeton deani,‭ ‬Sauropleura scutellata,‭ ‬Sauropleura pauciradiata,‭ ‬Sauropleura longidentata.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Amphibia,‭ ‬Temnospondyli,‭ ‬Colosteidae.
Species: C.‭ ‬scutellatus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore/Piscivore.
Size: Skull about‭ ‬14‭ ‬centimetres long.‭ ‬Total body length roughly about‭ ‬1‭ ‬meter.
Known locations: USA,‭ ‬Ohio.
Time period: Carboniferous.
Fossil representation: Skull and partial remains.

       Colosteus is a genus of colosteid amphibian that lived in the USA during the Carboniferous.

Further reading
-‭ ‬An Overview of the Upper Carboniferous Fossil Deposit at Linton,‭ ‬Ohio‭‬ -.‭ ‬The Ohio Journal of Science‭ ‬88‭ (‬1‭)‬:‭ ‬55‭–‬60.
- Colosteus scutellatus‭ (‬Newberry‭)‬,‭ ‬a Primitive Temnospondyl Amphibian from the Middle Pennsylvanian of Linton,‭ ‬Ohio.‭ ‬-‭ ‬American Museum Novitates‭ (‬2770‭)‬:‭ ‬1‭–‬41.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Robert W.‭ ‬Hook‭ ‬-‭ ‬1983.


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