Blackwell Publishing
Precambrian Paleozoic Mesozoic Cainozoic
Cambrian 590 MYRBP Ordovician 438 MYRBP Silurian 438 MYRBP Devonian 408 MYRBP Carboniferous 360 MYRBP Permian 286 MYRBP

The first fossil amphibians date back to the Carboniferous period. These creatures are similar to modern amphibians, such as this Californian Newt. They are characterized by moist skins, jelly-covered eggs laid in water and carnivorous behavior.

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