The Karauridae are a family of salamander-like amphibians that lived from the Middle Jurassic to Late Jurassic in Central Asia (Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan). The members are some of the oldest known salamanders.[1][2]

Temporal range: Jurassic Bathonian–Kimmeridgian
Karaurus sharovi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Clade: Caudata
Family: Karauridae
Ivachnenko, 1978


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