microsaur

microsaur

a reptile-like amphibian of the order Lepidospondyli.
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2012) concluded that Dendrerpeton or some other temnospondyl was the most likely candidate for the trace maker of Batrachichnus, although terrestrial microsaurs, which also have a tetradactyl manus (Carroll and Gaskill 1978), may also be considered.
They determined that the glenoacetabular distance must be elongate and considered microsaurs as the makers of Matthewichnus caudifer.
Some argue that caecilians evolved from a group of early amphibians called microsaurs, developing separately from frogs and salamanders.