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meaning: "Iberian vertebra"
Named By: Michel Laurin & Rodrigo SolerinGijon in 2001
Time Period: Carboniferous
Location: Spain
Size: Unavailable
Diet: Carnivore/Piscivore
Fossil(s): Partial skull and post cranial skeletal remains of a few individuals
Classification: | Chordata | Amphibia | Temnospondyli |

Iberospondylus is an extinct genus of basal temnospondyl amphibian which lived in a marine environment. The type material was found in the Puertollano basin, Ciudad Real province, southern Spain and extended the record for temnospondyls on the peninsula by 45 million years. Along with the holotype, a skull with several disarticulated vertebrae and ribs, two other partial skeletons are known. The name is derived from "Iberia" name of the peninsula where Spain is located, plus "spodylos", Greek for vertebra. The species name is in honor of Dr. Hans-Peter Schultze.

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