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This amphibian lived 290 years ago and its fossils  were found in North America and was 1.5m (5ft) long.

Eyrops lived in and near swamps and was a large amphibian.

This meat eater fed on fish nearby in rivers it had a stout body and 4 sturdy short legs. It’s tail was short and it’s head was long and wide.


This dinosaur was found in Greenland and is 1.5m (5ft) long.Scientists describe this creature as a four legged fish because it has a fish like head, body and tail. its four feet with webbed toes which means it could walk  on land though it didn’t   spend mulch time on land. Ichthyostega may have developed it’s legs to help it clamber over plants that grew in the streams that it lived in most of its life. It’s short and stiff legs limited it’s movement .This amphibian hauled itself up by it’s forelegs while dragging it’s hind quarters.


This type of amphibian was alive 300 million years ago. It’s fossils was found in Europe and it is told to be 4.6m (15ft) long. One of the largest amphibians ever to have lived, Eogyrinus. Eogyrinus was a strong swimmer that moved quickly through the water by swishing it’s huge tail from side to side. It may have been predator ,lying in shallow water pretty much the same way as a crocodile does today. This amphibian is suited better for water. Eogyrinus could probably catch it’s prey if it was close by on the land.


Acanthostega had a tail like a fish and gills for breathing in water. But it had the legs and feet of a land animal. The worlds first reptiles appeared around 300 million years ago. These animals evolved from an older group named amphibians. The word amphibian means double life and describes those that live on land and water.