Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Superclass Tetrapoda
Class Amphibia
Subclass Lepospondyli
Order  ???
Family  ???
Genus Westlothiana
1st Species Westlothiana lizziae
Other attributes
Time Range 338 mya
Location United Kingdom
Name Meaning Animal from West Lothian
Physical Dimensions 20 centimeters long
Dietary Classification Carnivore

Westlothiana is an amphibian from the Mississippian of the United Kingdom. It was named in 1990 by Tim R. Smithson and William David Ian Rolfe. It was thought to be either a reptile or a reptiliomorph amphibian, before finally being confirmed as the latter.


Despite its amphibian classification, Westlothiana resembled a skink. It was a reptile with 4 small legs, a long tail, a semi-long body, and a head with mid-sized jaws. It body would have been covered in scaly skin.


Westlothiana was a predator, feeding on small insects and other small arthropods. Its teeth were small yet sharp, and were used to get a hold of struggling prey as the amphibian swallowed them whole.


Not much is known about Westlothiana, although it can be inferred that it had a somewhat diverse lifestyle, crawling around in moist environments and eating small arthropods similarly to a salamander, and burrowing in the ground similar to a skink.

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