|Named By:||A. L. Panchen in 1970|
|Time Period:||Upper Carboniferous|
|Size:||Skull about 17 centimetres long. Body roughly estimated to roughly be about 2 meters long|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Amphibia ||
|Also known as:||| Palaeogyrinus decorus ||
Originally named Palaeogyrinus ("Ancient tadpole"), Palaeoherpeton from the Upper Carboniferous of Scotland is an Embolomeri tetrapod related to Eogyrinus but smaller in size. It is only known by a single incomplete skull with no postcranial remains.