Valdotriton

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Valdotriton
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous, 125–130 Ma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Subclass: Lissamphibia
Order: Urodela
Genus: Valdotriton
Species: V. gracilis
Evans and Milner, 1996[1]

Valdotriton is a genus of extinct prehistoric salamanders. Its only known species is Valdotriton gracilis (also known as the Wealden newt). V. gracilis lived during the Late Barremian in what is now Spain.[1][2]

Description[edit]

V. gracilis was a fairly small salamander, available specimens ranging from 28 millimetres (1.1 in) to 40 millimetres (1.6 in) in length, however no single specimen could decisively be determined to be an adult. In all specimens, however, the tail was longer than the torso.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Paleobiology Database". Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Evans, Susan E.; Andrew R. Milner (May 29, 1996). "A Metamorphosed Salamander from the Early Cretaceous of Las Hoyas, Spain". Philosophical Transactions: Biological Sciences. The Royal Society. 351 (1340): 627–646. doi:10.1098/rstb.1996.0061. ISSN 1471-2970. JSTOR 56320.