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Eogyrinus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Suborder  â€ Embolomeri
Rank  Genus
Class  Amphibia sensu lato
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Anthracosauria
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Family  â€ Eogyrinidae Watson, 1929
Similar  Embolomeri, Pholiderpeton, Anthracosauria, Anthracosaurus, Archeria

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Eogyrinus attheyi (from Greek eos, meaning "dawn", and gyrinos, meaning "tadpole") was one of the largest Carboniferous tetrapods, and perhaps one of the largest of its family, Eogyrinidae, at 4.6 metres (15 ft) in length.

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Eogyrinus appears to have been a powerful swimmer that moved quickly through the water by swishing its long tail from side to side. It may have been a predator, lying in wait for prey in much the same way as a modern crocodile. It was a lightly built animal, weighing around 560 kilograms (1,230 lb). Although probably better at hunting in the water, Eogyrinus could probably have also made a grab for prey passing close by on land.

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Fossils of Eogyrinus are known from northern England.

Recent studies by Jennifer A. Clack suggest that the amphibian Pholiderpeton described by Thomas Henry Huxley in 1869 is the same animal as Eogyrinus. If this is so, then Pholiderpeton's name takes priority.

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References

Eogyrinus Wikipedia


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