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Kingdom  Animalia
Extinction status  Extinct
Rank  Genus
Clade  Reptiliomorpha
Phylum  Chordata
Silvanerpeton httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu

Similar  Eldeceeon, Gephyrostegus, Utegenia, Solenodonsaurus, Caerorhachis

Silvanerpeton is an extinct genus of early reptiliomorph found in East Kirkton Quarry of West Lothian, Scotland, in a sequence from the Brigantian substage of the Viséan (Lower Carboniferous). The find is important, as the quarry represents terrestrial deposits from Romer's gap, a period poor in fossils where the higher groups labyrinthodonts evolved. Based on a remarkably well preserved humerus and other traits, the animal is believed to have been an advanced reptile-like amphibian, close to the origin of amniotes.

In life Silvanerpeton was about 40 cm (1 ft) long. Some paleontologists think it was semi-aquatic as an adult, others believe only young Silvanerpeton were aquatic and the adults were fully terrestrial.


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