Updated Dec 13, 2017, with a re-nesting of Tulerpeton between Ichthyostega and Eucritta.
Earlier the pedal elements of the amphibian-like reptile Tulerpeton were moved around to produce a reasonable reconstruction. Today I offer a few more options (Fig. 1) including one with six toes. All appear to be reasonable.
Such long toes
with so many phalanges in these patterns of relative length are not found in basal tetrapods. They hint at reptiles to come, able to clamber about over obstacles.
A little backstory
Tulerpeton curtum (Lebedev 1984, Fammenian, Latest Devonian, 365 mya) was described as, “one of the first true tetrapods to have arisen.” Here it nests between Ichthyostega and Eucritta + Seymouriamorpha. Very little other than the limbs are known. In life it would have been similar to and the size of Gephyrostegus, Urumqia and Eldeceeon. Tulerpeton lived in shallow marine waters.
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