Pantylus

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Pantylus
Temporal range: Early Permian
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Subclass: Lepospondyli
Order: Microsauria
Family: Pantylidae
Genus: Pantylus
Binomial name
Pantylus cordatus

Pantylus is an extinct lepospondyl amphibian from the Permian period of North America.

Pantylus cordatus

Pantylus was probably a largely terrestrial animal, judging from its well-built legs. It was about 25 centimetres (10 in) long, and resembled a lizard with a large skull and short limbs. It had numerous blunt teeth, and probably chased after invertebrate prey.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Palmer, D., ed. (1999). The Marshall Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals. London: Marshall Editions. p. 55. ISBN 1-84028-152-9. 

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