|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)|
|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).