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meaning: "Early wanderer"
Named By: Romer in 1970
Time Period: Carboniferous 331-323 Ma
Location: Scotland. USA
Size: From 1.3 up to 2.5 meters long
Diet: unavailable
Fossil(s): Many specimens including several almost complete skeletons
Classification: | Chordata | Tetrapoda | Amphibia | Reptiliomorpha | Anthracosauria | Embolomeri |

Proterogyrinus was an anthracosaur, a large group of reptilian reptiliomorphs. It is likely that the first reptiles, such as Petrolacosaurus, evolved from reptilomorphs. Like other reptiliomorphs, such as Seymouria, Proterogyrinus could venture further away from water than most amphibians.

Its name is Greek for "early wanderer" or "earlier tadpole".

Read more about Proterogyrinus at Wikipedia
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