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Andrias japonicus (Japanese giant salamander)

- Urodela

Taxonomy
Triton japonicus was named by Temminck (1836). It is extant.

It was recombined as Cryptobranchus japonicus by Naylor (1981); it was recombined as Andrias japonicus by Lapparent (1900), Estes (1981) and Matsui et al. (2008).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1836Triton japonicus Temminck
1900Andrias japonicus Lapparent
1981Andrias japonicus Estes p. 16
1981Cryptobranchus japonicus Naylor p. 85
2008Andrias japonicus 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
genusAndriasTschudi 1837
speciesjaponicus(Temminck 1836)

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