Temporal range: Early - Late Carboniferous
|Skull of Dendrerpeton on display at the Redpath Museum, Montreal|
|Class:||"Amphibia" (wide sense)|
Dendrerpeton is an extinct genus of temnospondyl amphibian from the Carboniferous of Nova Scotia. They are generally found associated with hollows of the Lepidodendron and Sigillaria tree genera, for which their fossils are contained within. These fossils are disarticulated and flattened providing poor specimens. In this species the stapes was used as a support structure for the ear than for hearing as in later tetrapods.
- "Dendrerpeton and Joggins, Nova Scotia". 11 May 2008.
- "Temnospondyli section on Dendrerpeton". 11 May 2008.
- Holmes, R. B., Carroll, R. L. & Reisz, R. R. 1998. The first articulated skeleton of Dendrerpeton acadianum (Temnospondyli, Dendrerpetontidae) from the lower Pennsylvanian locality of Joggins, Nova Scotia, and a review of its relationships. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 18, 64-79.
- Milner A. R. (1980) The temnospondyl amphibian Dendrerpeton from the Upper Carboniferous of Ireland. Palaeontology 23 125–141
- Robinson, J., Ahlberg, P. E. & Koentges, G. 2005. The braincase and middle ear region of Dendrerpeton acadianum (Tetrapoda: Temnospondyli). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 143, 577-597.
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