Eryopidae

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Eryopids
Temporal range:
Pennsylvanian- Early Permian, 300–272.7 Ma
Eryops1DB.jpg
Life restoration of Eryops megacephalus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Temnospondyli
Superfamily: Eryopoidea
Family: Eryopidae
Cope, 1882
Genera

?Cheliderpeton
Clamorosaurus
Eryops
Onchiodon
Osteophorus
Syndyodosuchus

Eryopidae were a group of medium to large amphibious temnospondyli, known from North America and Europe. They are defined as all eryopoids with interpterygoid vacuities (spaces in the interpterygoid bone) that are rounded at the front; and large external nares (Laurin and Steyer 2000). Not all of the genera previously included in the Eryopidae (Carroll 1988) are retained under the cladistic revisions.

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