Trematopidae

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Trematopidae
Acheloma cumminsi.jpg
Skeleton of Acheloma cumminsi in the Field Museum of Natural History.
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Temnospondyli
Clade: Olsoniformes
Family: Trematopidae
Williston, 1910
Genera

Acheloma
Actiobates
Ecolsonia
Anconastes
Fedexia
Phonerpeton
Rotaryus
Tambachia

Trematopidae is a family of Temnospondyli.[1] It was a diverse group that flourished in the Permian period, and was highly adapted to a terrestrial existence, possibly returning to water only to mate and/or lay eggs.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williston, S.W. (1910). "Cacops, Demospondylus; new genera of Permian vertebrates". Geological Society of America Bulletin. 21: 249–284. doi:10.1130/gsab-21-249. 
  2. ^ Early Terrestrial Amphibian Described by Carnegie Museum of Natural History

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