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Cryptobranchus alleganiensis (hellbender)

- Urodela

Taxonomy
Salamandra alleganiensis was named by Daudin (1803). It is extant. It is the type species of Cryptobranchus.

It was recombined as Cryptobranchus alleganiensis by Estes (1981), Naylor (1981), Holman et al. (1990) and Matsui et al. (2008).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1803Salamandra alleganiensis Daudin
1981Cryptobranchus alleganiensis Estes p. 13
1981Cryptobranchus alleganiensis Naylor p. 85
1990Cryptobranchus alleganiensis Holman et al. p. 522
2008Cryptobranchus alleganiensis Matsui et al. p. 322

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
RankNameAuthor
Tetrapoda()
Temnospondyli()
Lissamphibia()
Batrachia(Macartney 1802)
Caudata(Scopoli 1777)
familyUrodela()
Cryptobranchoidea
familyCryptobranchidaeCope 1889
genusCryptobranchusLeuckart 1821
speciesalleganiensis(Daudin 1803)

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available