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meaning: "head tail"
Named By: M. F. Ivachnenko in 1978
Time Period: Late Jurassic Oxfordian-Kimmeridgian
Location: Russian Federation
Size: About 20 centimetres long
Diet: Insectivore
Fossil(s): Complete individual
Classification: | Chordata | Amphibia | Caudata | Karauridae |

Karaurus (meaning head-tail) is an extinct genus of salamander-like amphibian from the Late Jurassic (Oxfordian - Kimmeridgian) Karabastau Svita of Kazakhstan. It is one of the oldest salamanders known.

Karaurus was about 20 centimetres (7.9 in) long, and very similar anatomically to modern salamanders. It probably swam through fresh water feeding on aquatic snails, worms, crustaceans and insects.

Read more about Karaurus at Wikipedia
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