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Named By: Y. Wang & S. E. Evans in 2006
Time Period: Middle or Late Jurassic, 164 Ma
Location: China, Liaoning Province
Size: Preserved length of holotype 4.63 centimetres long (snout to first two vertebrae of tail)
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Almost complete skeleton, lacking the tail
Classification: | Chordata | Amphibia | Urodela | Cryptobranchoidea |

Pangerpeton is an extinct genus of salamanders. Its monotypic species is Pangerpeton sinensis.

Pangerpeton is a metamorphosed, primitive salamander from the Late Jurassic Daohugou fossil bed near Wubaiding Village of Lingyuan City, Liaoning Province, China.

Yuan Wang and Susan E. Evans (2006) named this new taxon with a phylogenetic analysis of caudates at familial level including fossil taxa, such as Marmorerpeton, Karaurus, Jeholotriton, Chunerpeton, Liaoxitriton, Iridotriton, and Valdotriton. The analysis placed Pangerpeton as a sister taxon to Jeholotriton from the equivalent fossil bed, and the two are close to the base of crown-group Urodela either just outside it or just within.

This Jurassic amphibian is characterized by its short trunk (only 14 presacrals) and short and wide head, giving a fat body shape, from which the genus name was derived ("Pang" means fat in Chinese).

Read more about Pangerpeton at Wikipedia
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