Detailed Lower Triassic Amphibian Fossil

Part and Counterpart

Edingerella madagascariensis

Class Amphibia, Order Temnospondyli

Geological Time: Lower Triassic, Olenekian Stage (~337 million years ago)

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Fossil is 78 mm long by 58 mm wide; Matrix: 85 mm by 85 mm

Fossil Site: Ankitokazo Basin, Madagascar

Fossil Code: UKF181

Price: Sold


Edimgerella madagascariensis Triassic Amphibian FossilDescription: This is a fine example of a rarely seen amphibian; a temnospondyl known as Edingerella from the Early Triassic of Madagascar. It is placed here in the Reptile section of the store as amphibians are almost Edimgerella never offered. The Temnosodyli were thought to have died out at the end of the Jurassic, but new material shows that they survived until the Late Cretaceous Aptian Stage. The genus inhabited brackish to shallow coastal marine waters, unlike the amphibians of today Its sharp teeth were suited to preying on fish and other smaller amphibians in its environment. This is a fine skull of this interesting amphibian, preserved as a part and counterpart in this complete nodule.I have included a restoration of what it looked like in life.

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