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Temporal range: Pennsylvanian
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Subclass: Lepospondyli
Order: Nectridea
Family: Urocordylidae
Genus: Urocordylus

Urocordylus is an extinct genus of nectridean lepospondyl. It is the type genus of the family Urocordylidae. Fossils have been found from Ireland that date back to the Westphalian stage of the late Carboniferous.[1] It was a small lepospondyl, about 15–20 cm long.[2]


  1. ^ Carrol, R. L. (2001). The origin and early radiation of terrestrial vertebrates. Journal of Paleontology 75(6):1202-1213.
  2. ^ http://www.cojeco.cz/index.php?detail=1&s_lang=2&id_desc=101237&title=Urocordylus (in czech)

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