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I got this Permian temnospondyl this weekend. Strictly speaking it's not a salamander per se, but I believe it's a branchiasaur, which had external gills, a basic caudate body plan and lived about 250 to 300 million years ago.
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Oh wow!! How big is it?



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Oh wow!! How big is it?
About 4 inches long.



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Update: I acquired a new Permian specimen this weekend. This one is a larval Sclerocephalus, a contemporary and predator of Branchiasaurus.

I put them into an album for easy viewing:
http://www.caudata.org/forum/members...mphibians.html



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