An early genus of four-legged animals that
lived during the Devonian Period, between
about 360 and 370 million years ago. Equipped with lungs, a strong flat
tail, and webbed feet which helped it both swim through shallow water in
swamps and become one of the earliest animals to move onto land, Ichthostaga
was a precursor of the first true amphibians
which appeared in the Carboniferous Period.