(Reporter7.com 2006-04-05) 290 million years old amphibians from permian
Wiesbaden - Wonderful saurs are specialities by the online-shop www.antiquitaeten-shop.net.
Founder of this online-shop is the German science-author Ernst Probst from Mainz-Kostheim, a part of the city of Wiesbaden. He wrote many articles and books about saurs, dinosaurs and other fossils.
Ernst Probst sells following saurs:
Amphibian from early permian, around 290 million years old:
The rapacious amphibian Sclerocephalus lives in early permian, around 290 million years ago, in south west Germany. The biggest Sclerocephalus was 2 Meter long. The discovery site Odernheim in Germany is closed since 1986. The German scientist Georg August Goldfuß (1782-1848) has given 1847 the name Sclerocephalus ("hard head").
The rapacious amphibian Micromelerpeton lives in early permian, around 290 million years ago, in south west Germany. The biggest Micromelerpeton was 25 Zentimeter long. The discovery sites Odernheim and Callbach are closed since 1986. The british scientists Oliver M. B. Bulman (1902-1974) und Walter Frederick Whittard (1902-1966) has given 1926 for fossils from Odernheim in south west Germany the name Micromelerpeton.
Branchiosaur Apateon pedestris
The rapacious branchiosaurs (meaning "gill lizard") are very early amphibians from early carbon to the early permian (roughly 300 million years ago). It was not a dinosaur. Like all amphibians, they had to live near the water since amphibian eggs have no shells and must be laid in the water (or in very damp areas) or they will dry out and die. Fossils of these salamander-sized amphibian have been found in Europe. They were the closest relatives of the lissamphibians. The biggest branchiosaur was 10 Zentimeter long. The discovery sites Odernheim, Callbach and Jeckenbach in south west Germany is closed since 1986. The German scientist Hermann von Meyer (1801-1869) has given 1844 the name Apateon pedestris.
The rapacious amphibian Discosauriscus lives in early permian, around 290 million years ago, in Czech. The most Discosauriscus are under 25 Zentimeter long. An old discovery site is Boskovice in Czech. The scientist A. Makowsky has given 1877 the name Discosauriscus.
Teeth from dinosaurs
The rapacious dinosaur Spinosaurus is called "spiny lizard" because it had a series of spines up to 1,8 Meter long coming out if its back, perhaps forming a sail-like fin that may have helped in thermo-regulation. Spinosaurus dated from the cretaceous period, around 95 million years old, and was a bipedal (walked on two legs) predator about 12-15 Meter long, weighing 4 tons or more.
Other specialities from www.antiquitaeten-shop.net
are fishes (Acanthodes, Paramblypterus, Palaeoniscum) from early permian, around 290 million years old, from Germany and fossils from late jurassic, around 150 million years old, from Solnhofen and Eichstaett: insects (grashopper, woodwasp, dragonfly), crabs and fishes (Anaethalion, Leptolepides, Tharsis)
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