Updated : Sep 07, 2020 in Business

Very Rare Saur Fossils From Permian

Amphibian from early permian, around 290 million years old:

Sclerocephalus

The rapacious amphibian Sclerocephalus lives in early permian, around 290 million years ago, in south west Germany. The biggest Sclerocephalus was 2 Meter long. The discovery site Odernheim in Germany is closed since 1986. The German scientist Georg August Goldfuß (1782-1848) has given 1847 the name Sclerocephalus (“hard head”).

Micromelerpeton

The rapacious amphibian Micromelerpeton lives in early permian, around 290 Expressversand Deutschlands million years ago, in south west Germany. The biggest Micromelerpeton was 25 Zentimeter long. The discovery sites Odernheim and Callbach are closed since 1986. The british scientists Oliver M. B. Bulman (1902-1974) und Walter Frederick Whittard (1902-1966) has given 1926 for fossils from Odernheim in south west Germany the name Micromelerpeton.

Branchiosaur Apateon pedestris

The rapacious branchiosaurs (meaning “gill lizard”) are very early amphibians from early carbon to the early permian (roughly 300 million years ago). It was not a dinosaur. Like all amphibians, they had to live near the water since amphibian eggs have no shells and must be laid in the water (or in very damp areas) or they will dry out and die. Fossils of these salamander-sized amphibian have been found in Europe. They were the closest relatives of the lissamphibians. The biggest branchiosaur was 10 Zentimeter long. The discovery sites Odernheim, Callbach and Jeckenbach in south west Germany is closed since 1986. The German scientist Hermann von Meyer (1801-1869) has given 1844 the name Apateon pedestris.

 

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