Aphaneramma

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Aphaneramma
Temporal range: Triassic
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Temnospondyli
Superfamily: Trematosauroidea
Family: Trematosauridae
Subfamily: Aphaneramminae
Genus: Aphaneramma
Woodward, 1904[1]

Aphaneramma is an extinct genus of temnospondyl amphibian. Their fossils have been found in North America, and was up to 2 m (7 ft) long, with a 23 cm skull. Aphaneramma's jaws were very long, similar to the gharial's, and lined with small teeth. This adaptation suggests it may have preyed on fish.

References[edit]

  1. ^ A. S. Woodward. 1904. On two new labyrinthodont skulls of the genera Capitosaurus and Aphaneramma. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1904:170-176