Diplocaulus, amphibian skull

Diplocaulus was an early amphibian distinguished by a boomerang shaped head formed by two elongated bones at the back of the skull. This odd shape may have been used as a hydrofoil allowing it to swim against the current. It also would have made it difficult for predators to swallow.

Diplocaulus was a tetrapod, an amphibian, a labyrinthodont, a lepospondyl, and a nectridian.

Specs: Diplocaulus sp. Late Carboniferous to late Permian (270 m.y.a.). Texas, USA  



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Diplocaulus, amphibian skull 

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12" x 6" x 1.5"
Item 67 

Category: Replicas
Type: Skulls
Phylum: Vertebrates
Class: Amphibians

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