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meaning: "Ancient creeper"
Named By: A. L. Panchen in 1970
Time Period: Upper Carboniferous
Location: Scotland
Size: Skull about 17 centimetres long. Body roughly estimated to roughly be about 2 meters long
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Partial skull
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.

Read more about Palaeoherpeton at Wikipedia
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