An illustration of Early Permian life in Texas. The Temnospondyl Eryops
lunges for the freshwater shark Orthacanthus.
is seen in the foreground. Eryops
was roughly 5 feet in length.
N.B. The picture shows Eryops
with 5 digits on its hand. We now know that they had only 4 digits on their manus, or forelimb.