Iridotriton is an extinct genus of prehistoric cryptobranch salamander,[1][2] known from a fossil found in stratigraphic zone 6 of the late Jurassic Morrison Formation[3] in the Dinosaur National Monument.[4] One species has been described, Iridotriton hechti.[5]

Temporal range: Late Jurassic
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Urodela
Suborder: Cryptobranchoidea
Genus: Iridotriton
Evans et al., 2005[1]
Type species
Iridotriton hechti
Evans et al., 2005[1]

See also


  1. Evans, S. E.; Lally, C.; Chure, D. C.; Elder, A.; Maisano, J. A. (2005). "A Late Jurassic salamander (Amphibia: Caudata) from the Morrison Formation of North America". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 143 (4): 599–616. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2005.00159.x.
  2. Gao, K. -Q.; Shubin, N. H. (2012). "Late Jurassic salamandroid from western Liaoning, China". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 109 (15): 5767–72. doi:10.1073/pnas.1009828109. PMC 3326464. PMID 22411790.
  3. Foster, J. (2007). "Appendix." Jurassic West: The Dinosaurs of the Morrison Formation and Their World. Indiana University Press. pp. 327-329.
  4. "Rainbow Park microsite". The Paleobiology Database. Retrieved 20 August 2010.
  5. "†Iridotriton Evans et al. 2005". Paleobiology Database. Fossilworks. Retrieved 26 September 2016.

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