Name: Beiyanerpeton ‭(‬Beiyan creeper‭)‬.
Phonetic: Bay-yan-er-pe-ton.
Named By: Ke-Qin Gao‭ & ‬Neil H.‭ ‬Shubin‭ ‬-‭ ‬2012.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Amphibia,‭ ‬Salamandroidea.
Species: B.‭ ‬jianpingensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Holotype measures about‭ ‬16.5‭ ‬centimetres long but is lacking the posterior portion of the tail.‭ ‬In life roughly about‭ ‬20-25‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬Liaoning Province‭ ‬-‭ ‬Tiaojishan‭ (‬Lanqi‭) ‬Formation.
Time period: Oxfordian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Almost complete individual,‭ ‬though lacking some parts.

       Beiyanerpeton was a small salamander-like amphibian that lived in China during the Jurassic.‭ ‬As such it is expected to have been like a modern day salamander in terms of ecological niche,‭ ‬though of course with the addition of possibly being occasional prey to small carnivorous dinosaurs.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Late Jurassic salamandroid from western Liaoning,‭ ‬China‭ ‬-‭ ‬Ke-Qin Gao‭ & ‬Neil H.‭ ‬Shubin‭ ‬-‭ ‬2012.


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