Name: Sauropleura ‭(‬lizard joint‭)‬.
Phonetic: Sore-o-plu-rah.
Named By: Edward Drinker Cope‭ ‬-‭ ‬1868.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Amphibia,‭ ‬Lepospondyli,‭ ‬Nectridea,‭ ‬Urocordylidae.
Species: S.‭ ‬bairdi,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬longidentata,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬pectinata,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬scalaris.
Diet: Invertebrates.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: USA.
Time period: Carboniferous.
Fossil representation: Several specimens.

       Sauropleura was a small lepospondyl amphibian that had a long,‭ ‬narrow body and tail,‭ ‬with only relatively small limbs.‭ ‬As such Sauropleura was probably more at home in the water where it uses its limbs and thin body to navigate through submerged aquatic plants as it hunted for invertebrates,‭ ‬though it is not entirely out‭ ‬of the question that‭ ‬it could have left the water.
       A previous species of Sauropleura known as S.‭ ‬longipes was renamed as a new genus in‭ ‬1976‭ ‬as Anthracodromeus.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Synopsis of the Extinct Batrachia of North America,‭ ‬Edward Drinker Cope‭ ‬-‭ ‬1868.


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