Andrias scheuchzeri Tschudi 1837 (giant salamander)

Osteichthyes - Caudata - Urodela

Alternative combination: Cryptobranchus scheuchzeri

Synonym: Andrias tschudi von Meyer 1859

Belongs to Andrias according to R. Estes 1981

See also Böhme 2008, Meszoely 1966, Mors et al. 2000, Naylor 1981 and Swinton 1934

Sister taxa: Andrias bohemicus, Andrias davidianus, Andrias japonicus, Andrias matthewi

Type specimens:

  • Andrias scheuchzeri: TSMNH 8432, a partial skeleton
  • Andrias tschudi:

Ecology: amphibious carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Germany (6 collections)

• Oligocene of Germany (1)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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