Andrias Tschudi 1837 (giant salamander)

Osteichthyes - Caudata - Urodela

Synonym: Megalobatrachus Tschudi 1837

Parent taxon: Cryptobranchidae according to M. Matsui et al. 2008

See also Böhme 2008, Carroll 1988, Estes 1981, Estes and Tihen 1964, Meszoely 1966 and Naylor 1981

Sister taxa: Aviturinae, Cryptobranchus, Eoscapherpeton

Subtaxa: Andrias bohemicus Andrias davidianus Andrias japonicus Andrias matthewi Andrias scheuchzeri

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Ecology: amphibious carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan collection), the Czech Republic (1), Germany (6), United States (5: Colorado, Nebraska)

• Oligocene of Germany (1)

Total: 14 collections each including a single occurrence

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