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meaning: "Niger crawler"
Named By: C. A. Sidor, F. R. O'Keefe, R. Damiani, J.inS. Steyer, R. M. H. Smith, H. C. E. Larsson, P. C. Sereno, O. Ide & A. Maga in 2005
Time Period: Late Permian
Location: Niger - Moradi Formation
Size: Skull 60 centimetres long
Diet: Carnviore
Fossil(s): Based upon a skull, partial remains incuding some ribs, atlas vertebra, neural arches of other vertebrae and a femur have been referred to the genus
Classification: | Chordata | Amphibia | Temnospondyli | Edopoidea | Cochleosauridae | Cochleosaurinae |

Nigerpeton is a genus of temnospondyl amphibian which lived during the Permian period some 250 million years ago in Niger. Specimens of Nigerpeton were first collected during field work in the Moradi Formation in 2000 and 2003.

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