Permian Eryops in Texas.

An illustration of  Early Permian life in Texas. The Temnospondyl Eryops lunges for the freshwater shark Orthacanthus. A Trimerorhachis 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.

Picture courtesy of  Douglas Henderson ©1990.                                                                                                           

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