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Eryops in the Prehistoric Gardens

Pronounced: EAR-ee-ops

Literally, "drawn-out eye"

Eryops was a meat-eating Labryinthodont Amphibian that lived during the lower Permian period of the Paleozoic era, some 275 million years ago. Although only 7 feet long, he was one of the largest of the primitive ampbibians. His modern relatives are the frogs and salamanders.


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