Two Discosauriscus (Permian Reptiliomorph) - Czech Republic

This is a rare, cluster of two Discosauriscus from the Early Permian deposits of the Czech Republic. There are two nearly complete animals in close association with visible skulls (one dives underneath the tail of the other), spinal columns and limbs. There is a third, beautifully preserved reptiliomorph skull near one edge of the specimen. The largest Discosauriscus is about 6.4" long and the rock is 14.2 x 9.5".

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Because the skeletons of Discosauriscus were lightly sclerotized, they are rarely as well preserved as the intact specimen found on this plate. This fossil clearly defines the wide jaws, short limbs and relatively long tail of this species. A well preserved lateral-line system has been described, by researchers which suggests that Discosauriscus may have had electroreceptive organs.

Discosauricus was a small seymouriamorph that lived in Central Europe during the Lower Permian Period. Many seymouriamorphs were terrestrial or semi-aquatic. However, aquatic larvae bearing external gills and grooves from the lateral line system have been found, making them unquestionably amphibians. The adults were terrestrial. Some of the best fossils of Discosauricus species have been found in Boskovice basin in the Czech Republic.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Discosauriscus (Letoverpeton) austriacus
LOCATION
Boskovice, Moravia, SE Czech Republic
FORMATION
Limnic Deposits
SIZE
Largest 6.4" long, rock 14.2 x 9.5"
ITEM
#129657
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