Gerrothorax an early amphibian

Poor. Gerrothorax got extinct in the Early Jurassic.
Fish and small amphibians
Favorite place
Lakes and rivers
Founding place
Bjuv, Skåne, Sweden


This fossilized specimen of Gerrothorax was buried and preserved in lake sediment containing much organic matter.

Gerrothorax means ”basket-woven rib cage”; seen here are the closely positioned ribs and the numerous scales that covered and protected the body. One of the legs is also preserved.