Name: Gephyrostegus ‭(‬Bridge roof‭)‬.
Phonetic: Ge-fy-ro-steg-us.
Named By: Otto Jaeckel‭ ‬-‭ ‬1902.
Synonyms: Diplovertebron punctatus,‭ ‬Gephyrostegus watsoni.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilomorpha,‭ ‬Gephyrostegida,‭ ‬Gephyrostegidae.
Species: G.‭ ‬bohemicus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Insectivore.
Size: About‭ ‬21‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: Czech Republic.
Time period: Westphalian of the Carboniferous.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and post cranial skeletal remains.

       A genus of reptilomorph,‭ ‬Gephyrostegus is on the evolutionary line to amniotes,‭ ‬yet at the same time remains a very distant relation to actual amniotes.‭ ‬As far as reptilomorphs go Gephyrostegus is also very small,‭ ‬and the presence of numerous small sharp teeth,‭ ‬and large eyes has been interpreted by most as being the form of an Insectivore.‭

Further reading
-‭ ‬Über Gephyrostegus bohemicus,‭ ‬n.g.‭ ‬n.sp.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Zeitschrift der Deutschen Geologischen Gesellschaft no‭ ‬54:‭ ‬pp.‭ ‬127‭–‬132.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Otto Jaeckel‭ ‬-‭ ‬1902.
The Genus Gephyrostegus.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London.‭ ‬Series B,‭ ‬Biological Sciences‭ ‬252‭ (‬776‭)‬:‭ ‬147‭–‬165.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Margaret C.‭ ‬Brough‭ & ‬J.‭ ‬Brough‭ ‬-‭ ‬1967.


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