Sclerothorax is an extinct genus of temnospondyl amphibian from the Early Triassic of Germany. It is distinguished from other temnospondyls by its short and very wide skull and the elongated neural spines that form a ridge along its back. Sclerothorax is a basal member of Capitosauria , a large clade of temnospondyls that lived throughout the Triassic. Among the most unusual features of Sclerothorax are its elongated neural spines. The neural spines are tallest at the front of the spine.
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Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. Despite differences in preservation, all previous plus the new finds of Sclerothorax are identified as belonging to the same taxon. View PDF. Save to Library.
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Anatomy and relationships of the Triassic temnospondyl Sclerothorax