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meaning: "marsh footed"
Named By: S. W. Williston in 1911
Time Period: Early Permian
Location: USA, New Mexico - Cutler Formation
Size: Up to 1.5 meters long
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Almost complete individuals
Classification: | Chordata | Amphibia | Reptiliomorpha | Diadectomorpha | Limnoscelidae |

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 carnivorous. 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.

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