Named By: C. A. Sidor, F. R. O’Keefe, R. Damiani, J.-S. Steyer, R. M. H. Smith, H. C. E. Larsson, P. C. Sereno, O. Ide & A. Maga - 2005.
Classification: Chordata, Amphibia, Temnospondyli, Edopoidea, Cochleosauridae, Cochleosaurinae.
Species: N. ricqlesi (type).
Size: Skull 60 centimetres long.
Known locations: Niger - Moradi Formation.
Time period: Wuchiapingian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Based upon a skull, partial remains incuding some ribs, atlas vertebra, neural arches of other vertebrae and a femur have been referred to the genus.
Nigerpeton seems to have been one of the last surviving members of the Edopoidea group of temnospondyl amphibians. Nigerpeton possibly lived in the same environments as Saharastega since both of these amphibians are known from the Moradi Formation of Niger.
- Permian tetrapods from the Sahara show climate-controlled endemism in Pangaea. - Nature 434:886–889. - C. A. Sidor, F. R. O’Keefe, R. Damiani, J.-S. Steyer, R. M. H. Smith, H. C. E. Larsson, P. C. Sereno, O. Ide & A. Maga - 2005.
- The vertebrate fauna of the Upper Permian of Niger. IV. Nigerpeton ricqlesi (Temnospondyli: Cochleosauridae), and the edopoid colonization of Gondwana. - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 26, 18-28 - R. Damiani . C. A. Sidor, J. S. Steyer, R. O’Keefe, H. C. E. Larsson, A. Maga & O. Ide - 2006.