Milner, Angela C. Department of Palaeontology, The Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom.
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An extinct amphibian order of small, mostly aquatic tetrapods found in Carboniferous and Permian rocks in North America, Europe, and North Africa. Nectrideans are usually grouped together with microsaurs and aistopods as lepospondyls; all three have a characteristic one-piece vertebral centrum. See also: Aistopoda; Amphibia; Carboniferous; Lepospondyli; Microsauria; Permian
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