Cryptobranchus Leuckart 1821 (hellbender)

Osteichthyes - Caudata - Urodela

Synonyms: Plicagnathus Cook 1917, Sieboldia Blanchard 1871

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

See also Carroll 1988, Estes 1981, Holman 1977, Holman et al. 1990 and Naylor 1981

Sister taxa: Andrias, Aviturinae, Eoscapherpeton

Subtaxa: Cryptobranchus alleganiensis Cryptobranchus guildayi Cryptobranchus saskatchewanensis

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Type: Salamandra alleganiensis

Ecology: amphibious carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (6: Alabama, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia collections)

• Paleocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan), United States (1: Wyoming)

Total: 8 collections including 9 occurrences

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