Temporal range: Neogene, 23.03–2.588 Ma[1]
Chelotriton paradoxus.JPG
Chelotriton paradoxus fossil at Museo di Storia Naturale, Milano
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Urodela
Family: Salamandridae
Genus: Chelotriton
Pomel, 1853[1]

Chelotriton paradoxus Pomel, 1853
Chelotriton robustus Westphal, 1980[2]

Chelotriton is an extinct genus of prehistoric salamanders that lived in Europe and Central Asia during the Neogene.[1] It closely resembles the extant genera Tylototriton and Echinotriton.[3]

Chelotriton fossil at Museo di Storia Naturale, Milano


  1. ^ a b c "†Chelotriton Pomel 1853". Paleobiology Database. Fossilworks. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  2. ^ Morolo, Michael; Stephan Schaal; Gerald Mayr & Christina Seiffert (9 December 2004). "An annotated taxonomic list of the Middle Eocene (MP 11) vertebrata of Messel" (PDF). Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg. 252: 95–108.
  3. ^ Schoch, Rainer R.; Poschmann, Markus & Kupfer, Alexander (2015). "The salamandrid Chelotriton paradoxus from Enspel and Randeck Maars (Oligocene–Miocene, Germany)". Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments. 95 (1): 77–86. doi:10.1007/s12549-014-0182-8.

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