Limnoscelis paludis Reptile Bone #5


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  • Limnoscelis paludis – Foot/Toe Bone
  • Permian Age
  • Arroyo Formation
  • Baylor County, Texas
  • Specimen measures approx.  13/16″ long and comes in  a 1.75″ Gem Jar

Limnoscelis is a genus of large (1.5 m in total length), very reptile-like diadectomorph (a type of reptile-like amphibian) from the Early Permian of North America. Contrary to other diadectomorphans, Limnoscelis appear to have been a carnivore. Though the post cranial skeleton is very similar to the early large bodied reptiles like pelycosaurs and pareiasaurs, the digits lacked claws, and the bones of the ankle bones were fused like in other reptile-like amphibians. This would not allow them to use their feet actively in traction, but rather as holdfasts, indicating Limnoscelis primarily hunted slow moving prey.