Karaurus is a salamander from Jurassic Kazakhstan. It is one of the oldest known salamanders.
The only known skeleton of Karaurus (which is likely a juvenile) is about 20 centimeters long. It is heavily built, with a broad head.
Karaurus belongs to its own family, Karauridae, along with the genus Kokartus.
Karaurus probably fed on freshwater crustaceans and insects.
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