New Sclerocephalus species and temnospondyl braincase evolution

Rainer Schoch & Gabriela Sobral
The late Paleozoic temnospondyl Sclerocephalus formed an aquatic top predator in various Central European lakes of the Late Carboniferous and early Permian. Despite hundreds of specimens spanning a wide range of sizes, knowledge of the endocranium (braincase and palatoquadrate) remained very insufficient in Sclerocephalus and other stereospondylomorphs, because even large skulls had unossified endocrania. A new specimen from a stratigraphically ancient deposit is recognized as representing a new taxon, S. concordiae n. sp., and reveals...
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