Albanerpetontidae is an extinct family of superficially salamander-like lissamphibians. Albanerpetontids include four genera – AlbanerpetonAnoualerpetonCeltedens, and Wesserpeton – and between 10 and 20 known species, spanning about 160 million years from the Bathonian stage of the Middle Jurassic to the end of the Pliocene. Albanerpetontids were long thought to be salamanders because of their small size and generalized body plans.

 However, these features are now thought to be ancestral for lissamphibians and not indicative of
close relationships between the two groups. Albanerpetontids are now recognized as a distinct clade

 of lissamphibians separate from the three living orders of amphibians – Anura (frogs), Caudata (salamanders), and Gymnophiona (caecilians). They are thought to be more closely related to frogs and salamanders than to caecilians.