Fossil Record


The very earliest discovered amphibian is Elginerpeton, which was found in Scotland and dates back 368 million years.The earliest well known amphibians come from the Late Devonian, some 360 million years ago, and are Acanthostega and Ichthyostega.

Reconstructions of (a) Acanthostega and (b) Ichthyostega, from Benton, 1997.

Artistic reconstruction of Ichthyostega, from www.myherp.com

Artistic reconstruction of Eryops, from www.myherp.com

Reconstruction of Sauropleura, from Benton, 1997.

Reconstruction of (a) Tuditanus and (b) Microbrachis, from Benton, 1997.

Artistic reconstruction of Seymouria, from www.myherp.com

Reconstruction of Diadectes, from Benton, 1997.