Cryptobranchoidea

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Cryptobranchoidea
Temporal range: Jurassic - Recent
Cryptobranchus alleganiensis.jpg
Cryptobranchus alleganiensis
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Cryptobranchoidea
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Cryptobranchoidea is a suborder of salamanders. They are found in the eastern United States, China, Taiwan, and Japan. They are known as primitive salamanders. This is in contrast to Salamandroidea, or advanced salamander.[1]

Description[change | change source]

This suborder has only two families. Other families went extinct in the past and are only known as fossils.

References[change | change source]

  1. Heying, Heather. "ADW:Family Cryptobranchidae: giant salamanders and hellbenders".