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Named By: Jennifer A. Clack in 1994
Time Period: Early Carboniferous Brigantian
Location: Scotland - East Kirkton Limestone Formation
Size: Roughly about 40 centimetres long
Diet: Insectivore
Fossil(s): Almost complete individuals
Classification: | Chordata | Reptiliomorpha | Embolomeri |

Silvanerpeton is an extinct genus of early reptiliomorph found in East Kirkton Quarry of West Lothian, Scotland, in a sequence from the Brigantian substage of the Visean (Lower Carboniferous). The find is important, as the quarry represents terrestrial deposits from Romer's gap, a period poor in fossils where the higher groups labyrinthodonts evolved. Based on a remarkably well preserved humerus and other traits, the animal is believed to have been an advanced reptile-like amphibian, close to the origin of amniotes.

In life Silvanerpeton was about 40 cm (1 ft) long. Some paleontologists think it was semi-aquatic as an adult, others believe only young Silvanerpeton were aquatic and the adults were fully terrestrial.

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