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Temporal range: Early Carboniferous, 345.3–326.4 Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Adelospondyli
Family: Adelogyrinidae
Genus: Palaeomolgophis
M. C. Brough & J. Brough, 1967
Type species
Palaeomolgophis scoticus
M. C. Brough & J. Brough, 1967

Palaeomolgophis is an extinct genus of eel-like prehistoric amphibian containing a single species—Palaeomolgophis scoticus.[1] Their limbs are much reduced, and they were probably were fully aquatic.[2][3]


  1. ^ "†Palaeomolgophis Brough and Brough 1967". Paleobiology Database. Fossilworks. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  2. ^ Rainer R. Schoch (19 March 2014). Amphibian Evolution: The Life of Early Land Vertebrates. Wiley. p. 46. ISBN 978-1-118-75913-4.
  3. ^ Brough, Margaret C.; Brough, J. (1967). "The Lower Carboniferous Microsaurs". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences. 252 (776): 107–129. doi:10.1098/rstb.1967.0004. JSTOR 2416680.

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