Named By: Ke-Qin Gao & Neil H. Shubin - 2012.
Classification: Chordata, Amphibia, Salamandroidea.
Species: B. jianpingensis (type).
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.
- Late Jurassic salamandroid from western Liaoning, China - Ke-Qin Gao & Neil H. Shubin - 2012.