Mioproteus

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Mioproteus
Temporal range: Middle Miocene to Middle Pleistocene[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Urodela
Family: Proteidae
Genus: Mioproteus
Darevsky, 1978
species
  • M. caucasicus
  • M. wezei

Mioproteus is an extinct genus of prehistoric salamanders from Neogene Europe. Its living relatives are the olm and the mudpuppies. The species M. caucasicus is from the Middle Miocene. The species M. wezei first appears in the fossil record during the Pliocene, then disappears during the Middle Pleistocene.[2]

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