Paradactylodon is a genus of salamanders, known as the mountain salamanders or Middle Eastern stream salamanders, in the family Hynobiidae, endemic to Iran and Afghanistan.

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Paradactylodon persicus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Urodela
Family: Hynobiidae
Subfamily: Hynobiinae
Genus: Paradactylodon
Risch, 1984

It contains this species:[1]

Formerly included species:

  • Paradactylodon gorganensis (now treated as a synonym of Paradactylodon persicus)
  • Paradactylodon mustersi (now recognized as Afghanodon mustersi)


  1. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2019). "Paradactylodon". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  • Caudata Culture 2009. Hynobiidae. Downloaded on 15 November 2009.