Diploceraspis

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Diploceraspis
Temporal range: 299–270 Ma
Early Permian
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Subclass: Lepospondyli
Order: Nectridea
Family: Keraterpetontidae
Genus: Diploceraspis
Beerbower, 1963
Species: D. burkei
Diploceraspis group

Diploceraspis was a lepospondyl amphibian. It lived in Ohio and West Virginia during the Permian period. It closely resembles its relative, Diplocaulus. It generally sports the same features as Diplocaulus, though it was smaller, measuring over 46 cm.[1] Beerbower originally recognised two species, D.burkei and D.conemaughensis, but they are no longer regarded as being distinct as their size ranges were found to overlap, leaving D.burkei as the only known species.[2]

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