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Hynerpeton
Hynerpeton
Meaning: Creeper from Hyner
Creature type: Tetrapod amphibian

Diet:

Carnivore
Time Period: Devonian
Locality: North America
Family:  ?
Related species: Acanthastega

Hynerpeton was one of first land-dwelling vertebrates.

Hynerpeton was a tetrapod, the first type of amphibian. They still needed to live near water, but could go on land for short periods of time, either to mate or escape predators. They could also find small prey on the land.

It is highly believed that Hynerpeton evolved from lobe-finned fish (Hyneria), but this contradicts the fact that Hynerpeton has 8 fingers on each limb.

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