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Cryptobranchoidea
Temporal range: Jurassic - Recent
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Cryptobranchus alleganiensis
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Cryptobranchoidea
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Cryptobranchoidea is a suborder of salamanders. They are found in eastern North America, China, Taiwan, and Japan. They are known as primitive salamanders. This is in contrast to Salamandroidea, or advanced salamander.

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This suborder has only two families. Other families went extinct in the past and are only known as fossils.

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