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Adelospondyl

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2023-07-18 Snargl 1 minute 18 seconds

What kind of animal is Adelospondyl?

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An Adelospondyl is an extinct type of amphibian that lived in the Carboniferous period, about 330 million years ago.

They had long, slender bodies without limbs, and probably swam like eels or snakes.

Adelospondyls had robust skulls with large eyes and many teeth.

They are considered to be either a group of lepospondyls, which are primitive relatives of modern amphibians, or stem-tetrapods, which are close to the common ancestor of all land vertebrates.

Adelospondyls are very rare fossils, and only six specimens belonging to five genera have been found in Scotland.

The most well-known genus is Adelospondylus, which was about 30 cm long and had a distinctive crest on its head.

Another genus, Acherontiscus, had a different type of vertebrae than other adelospondyls, and may have been more closely related to colosteids, another group of aquatic stem-tetrapods.

Adelospondyls are named after the Greek word for "obscure vertebra", because their vertebrae were not well-ossified and did not fuse with the neural arches, the parts of the vertebrae that protect the spinal cord.

This trait is also seen in some other early tetrapods, and may have been an adaptation for flexibility or buoyancy.

Adelospondyls are an example of the diversity and evolution of early tetrapods, which explored various ecological niches and body forms before the rise of reptiles and mammals.

They are also a source of debate among paleontologists, who disagree on their exact relationships and classification.

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