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Temporal range: Early CarboniferousVisean–Namurian
Eoherpeton NT.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
(unranked): Reptiliomorpha
Order: Anthracosauria
Suborder: Embolomeri
Family: Eoherpetontidae
Genus: Eoherpeton

E. watsoni (type)

Eoherpeton is the only genus of the family Eoherpetontidae in the extinct suborder Embolomeri. It is known from the Visean and Namurian (now Serpukhovian and lower Bashkirian) stages of the Carboniferous of Scotland.[1]


  1. ^ Smithson, T.R. (2008). "The morphology and relationships of the Carboniferous amphibian Eoherpeton watsoni Panchen". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 85 (4). doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.1985.tb01517.x.