Aistopods varied in size from about 2 inches (5 centimeters) to almost 3 feet (1 meter) in length. Their bodies are elongated, and may have as many as 230 vertebrae.
It is not entirely clear what ecological niche Aistopods inhabited, although it may well be that they lived a similar lifestyle to modern snakes (they have a number of similar adaptations). Their evolution is also something of a mystery (and a matter of debate), since the earliest fossils currently known, show animals which had already lost their limbs and limb girdles.
Aistopods were snake-like amphibians that lived between 350 and 280 million years ago
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