Isodectes is an extinct genus of dvinosaurian temnospondyl within the family Eobrachyopidae. The genus Saurerpeton, named in 1909, is considered to be a junior synonym of Isodectes.[1]

Temporal range: Early Permian
Isodectes obtusus.jpg
Restoration of Isodectes obtusus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Temnospondyli
Suborder: Dvinosauria
Family: Eobrachyopidae
Genus: Isodectes
Cope, 1896
Type species
Isodectes obtusus
(Cope, 1896 [originally Dendrerpeton obtusus])
  • Saurerpeton Moodie, 1909


  1. ^ Sequeira, S. E. K. (1998). "The cranial morphology and taxonomy of the saurerpetontid Isodectes obtusus comb. Nov. (Amphibia: Temnospondyli) from the Lower Permian of Texas". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 122: 237–259. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.1998.tb02531.x.