Phonerpeton

Name: Phonerpeton ‭(‬murderous creeper‭)‬.
Phonetic: Fon-er-pe-ton.
Named By: D.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Dilkes‭ ‬-‭ ‬1990.
Synonyms: Acheloma pricei,‭ ‬Acheloma whitei.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Amphibia,‭ ‬Temnospondyli,Trematopidae.
Species: P.‭ ‬pricei‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore/Piscivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: USA,‭ ‬Texas‭ ‬-‭ ‬Archer City Formation‭ & ‬Nocona Formation.
Time period: Early Permian.
Fossil representation: Described from a partial skull,‭ ‬further remains are now attributed to the genus.

       Phonerpeton was a fairly small temnospondyl amphibian that lived in what is now Texas during the early Permian.‭ ‬As a temnospondyl,‭ ‬Phonerpeton would have been a predator of other small vertebrates such as fish and smaller amphibians,‭ ‬though larger invertebrates may have also been taken.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new trematopsid amphibian‭ (‬Temnospondyli:‭ ‬Dissorophoidea‭) ‬from the Lower Permian of Texas.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology‭ ‬30‭ (‬2‭)‬:‭ ‬222‭–‬243.‭ ‬-‭ ‬D.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Dilkes‭ ‬-‭ ‬1990.



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