Edops Permian Amphibian-Like Armor Plate #4

$10.00

Amphibian Collection

1 in stock

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Description

  • Edops
  • Permian Age
  • Archer City Formation
  • Young County, Texas
  • Specimen measures approx. 3/8″ wide and will come in the 2″ x 2″ Display Box with Label as Shown

Edops (‘glutton face’) is an extinct genus of temnospondyl. Unlike more advanced kinds they exhibited an archaic pattern of palatal bones, and still possessed various additional bones at the back of the skull. Edopoids also had particularly big premaxillae (the bones that form the tip of the snout) and proportionally small external nostrils. Within the clade, the most basal member seems to be Edops from the Early Permian of the USA, a broad-skulled animal with large palatal teeth. It was named for its large jaws (from Latin edo “glutton” and Greek ops “face, look”)