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Temporal range: late Carboniferous (middle Pennsylvanian)
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Amphibamus grandiceps
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Temnospondyli
(unranked): Euskelia
Superfamily: Dissorophoidea
Family: Amphibamidae
Genus: Amphibamus
Cope, 1865

Amphibamus is a genus of amphibamid temnospondyl amphibians from the Carboniferous (middle Pennsylvanian) of Europe and North America.[2][3][4] This animal is considered to have been close to the ancestry of modern amphibians. Its length was about 20 cm.[5]



  1. ^ Cope, E. D., 1865, On Amphibamus grandiceps, a new Batrachian from the Coal Measures: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 1865, p. 134-137.
  2. ^ Gaining Ground: The Origin and Early Evolution of Tetrapods by Jennifer A. Clack
  3. ^ Vertebrate Palaeontology by Michael J. Benton
  4. ^ The Book of Life: An Illustrated History of the Evolution of Life on Earth, Second Edition by Stephen Jay Gould
  5. ^ Temnospondyli