Mioproteus Estes and Darevsky 1978 (mudpuppy)

Osteichthyes - Caudata - Urodela

Parent taxon: Proteidae according to M. Venczel and V. A. Codrea 2019

See also Carroll 1988, Estes 1981 and Naylor 1978

Sister taxa: Necturus, Orthophyia, Paranecturus, Proteus

Subtaxa: Mioproteus caucasicus Mioproteus gardneri

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Ecology: amphibious carnivore


• Pliocene of Germany (1 collection)

• Miocene of Austria (1), the Czech Republic (1), Germany (7), Greece (1), Hungary (1), Kazakhstan (2)

• Oligocene of Kazakhstan (1), Romania (2)

Total: 17 collections each including a single occurrence

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