Named By: M. C. Brough & J. Brough - 1967.
Classification: Chordata, Amphibia, Adelospondyli, Adelogyrinidae.
Species: P. scotius (type).
Size: Roughly about 18 centimetres long.
Known locations: Scotland.
Time period: Visean of the Carboniferous.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and post cranial skeleton.
Palaeomolgophis is a genus of amphibian that lived in Scotland during the Carboniferous. Palaeomolgophis displays a severe reduction in the size of its limbs which has led to speculation that Palaeomolgophis might have been fully aquatic.
- Studies on Early Tetrapods I. The Lower Carboniferous Microsaurs. - Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, series B, n. 252, p. 107-129 - M. C. Brough & J. Brough - 1967.