Name: Palaeoherpeton ‭(‬Ancient creeper‭)‬.
Phonetic: Pay-le-p-her-pe-ton.
Named By: A.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Panchen‭ ‬-‭ ‬1970.
Synonyms: Palaeogyrinus decorus.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Amphibia.
Species: P.‭ ‬decorus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Skull about‭ ‬17‭ ‬centimetres long.‭ ‬Body roughly estimated to roughly be about‭ ‬2‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Scotland.
Time period: Moscovian of the Carboniferous.
Fossil representation: Partial skull.

       Palaeoherpeton was originally named as Palaeogyrinus in‭ ‬1926,‭ ‬but was renamed as Palaeoherpeton in‭ ‬1970.‭ ‬Palaeoherpeton was a medium sized predator that would have hunted in the Carboniferous coal swamps of Scotland.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Croonian lecture.‭—‬The evolution and origin of the Amphibia.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Proceedings of the Royal Society of London,‭ ‬Series B‭ ‬214:189-257.‭ ‬-‭ ‬D.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Watson‭ ‬-‭ ‬1926.
-‭ ‬Handbuch der Palaoherpetologie‭ ‬/‭ ‬Encyclopedia of Paleoherpetology Teil‭ ‬5‭ ‬/‭ ‬Part‭ ‬5‭ ‬Batrachosauria Teil A‭ ‬/‭ ‬Part A Anthracosauria.‭ ‬1-84.‭ ‬-‭ ‬A.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Panchen‭ ‬-‭ ‬1970.


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