|Named By:||Ted Daeschler et al in 1994|
|Time Period:||360 Ma Late Devonian|
|Location:||USA, Pennsylvania, Red Hill|
|Size:||Incomplete remains make it difficult to determine the size|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Amphibia | Ichthyostegalia | Ichthyostegidae ||
Hynerpeton (from Greek Unerpeton "creeping animal from Hyner") was a basal carnivorous tetrapod that lived in the lakes and estuaries of the Late Devonian period around 360 million years ago. Like many primitive tetrapods, it is sometimes referred to as an "amphibian" in reference to its reproduction, though it is not a member of the modern Lissamphibia.
The structure of the shoulder girdle indicates this animal may have been one of the earlier, more primitive tetrapods to evolve during the Devonian.