Liaoxitriton is an extinct genus of prehistoric salamanders from the Mesozoic of China. It contains two species: L. zhongjiani, from the Early Cretaceous (Aptian) Yixian Formation, and L. daohugouensis, from the Middle/Late Jurassic Daohugou Beds.[1]

Temporal range: Middle Jurassic-Early Cretaceous, 164–124 Ma
L. zhongjiani specimen IVPP V14071, Paleozoological Museum of China
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Urodela
Suborder: Cryptobranchoidea
Genus: Liaoxitriton
Dong & Wang, 1998
Type species
Liaoxitriton zhongjiani
Dong & Wang, 1998
  • L. zhongjiani Dong & Wang, 1998
  • L. daohugouensis Wang, 2004

See also

  • Prehistoric amphibian
  • List of prehistoric amphibians


  1. Wang, Y. (2004). "A new Mesozoic caudate (Liaoxitriton daohugouensis sp. nov.) from Inner Mongolia, China". Chinese Science Bulletin. 49 (8): 858. doi:10.1360/03wd0115.

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