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Adelospondyls
Fossil range: Mississippian
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Scientific classification

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Chordata

Subphylum:

Vertebrata

Subdivision:

Adelogyrinus
Adelospondylus
Dolichopareias
Palaeomolgophis

Superclass:

Tetrapoda

Class:

Amphibia

Subclass:

Lepospondyli

Order:

Adelospondyli

Family:

Adelogyrinidae

Adelospondyli are an order of elongate, presumably aquatic, Carboniferous amphibians. The skull is solidly roofed, and elongate, with the orbits located very far forward. The limbs are well developed. There is a single family, the Adelogyrinidae. The group is restricted to the Late Mississippian (Serpukhovian Age) of Scotland.

ReferencesEdit

  • Carroll, RL (1988), Vertebrate Paleontology and Evolution, WH Freeman & Co.
  • von Zittel, K.A (1932), Textbook of Paleontology, CR Eastman (transl. and ed), 2nd edition, vol.2, p.225, Macmillan & Co.

External linksEdit

ca:Adelogirínid

de:Adelospondyli es:Adelogyrinidae pl:Adelospondyli pt:Adelospondyli

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