Name: Megalophthalma ‭(‬large eye‭)‬.
Phonetic: Meg-ah-lof-fal-mah.
Named By: R.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Schoch,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Milner‭ & ‬F.‭ ‬Witzmann‭ ‬-‭ ‬2014.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Amphibia,‭ ‬Temnospondyli,‭ ‬Stereospondyli,‭ ‬Plagiosauridae.
Species: M.‭ ‬ockerti‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore/Piscivore.
Size: Unknown due to lack of fossil remains.
Known locations: Germany‭ ‬-‭ ‬Erfurt Formation.
Time period: Mid Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and lower jaw.

       Megalophthalma is a genus of temnospondyl amphibian that lived in Germany during the mid Triassic.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Skull morphology and phylogenetic relationships of a new Middle Triassic plagiosaurid temnospondyl from Germany,‭ ‬and the evolution of plagiosaurid eyes.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Palaeontology.‭ ‬-‭ ‬R.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Schoch,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Milner‭ & ‬F.‭ ‬Witzmann‭ ‬-‭ ‬2014.


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