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This article is about the extinct amphibian genus. For the Australian plant genus, see Derwentia (plant).
Temporal range: Early Triassic
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Temnospondyli
Suborder: Stereospondyli
Infraorder: Trematosauria
Superfamily: Rhytidosteoidea
Family: Rhytidosteidae
Genus: Derwentia
Cosgriff, 1974
  • D. warreni Cosgriff, 1974 (type)

Derwentia is an extinct genus of trematosaurian temnospondyl within the family Rhytidosteidae. It is known from a single skull found from the Knocklofty Sandstone of Tasmania, which is Early Triassic in age.[1]

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  1. ^ Warren, A.; Black, T. (1985). "A new rhytidosteid (Amphibia, Labyrinthodontia) from the Early Triassic Arcadia Formation of Queensland, Australia, and the relationships of Triassic temnospondyls". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 5 (4): 303–327. doi:10.1080/02724634.1985.10011868.