Name: Peltobatrachus (Shield frog).
Phonetic: Pel-toe-ba-track-us.
Named By: Panchen - 1959.
Classification: Chordata, Amphibia, Temnospondyli, Stereospondyli, Peltobatrachidae.
Species: P. Pustulatus.
Type: Carnivore/insectivore.
Size: 70 centimetres long.
Known locations: Tanzania.
Time period: Late Permian.
Fossil representation: Despite the current recovered material, the teeth are still unknown.

       Peltobatrachus had an arrangement of bony armour plates that ran down the length of its body similar to an armadillo. Although it lived on the land, Peltobatrachus probably still had to return to water to lay its eggs like other amphibians.

Further reading
- A new armoured amphibian from the Upper Permian of East Africa. - Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B 242:207-281. - A. L. Panchen - 1959.


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