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Capitosaurus polaris Wiman 1914 (tetrapod)

Osteichthyes - Temnospondyli - Mastodonsauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 251608

Full reference: C. Wiman. 1914. Über die Stegocephalen aus der Trias Spitzbergens. Bulletin of the Geological Institutions of the University of Uppsala 13:1-34

Belongs to Mastodonsauridae according to R. J. Damiani 2001

Sister taxa: Bulgosuchus, Capitosaurus arenaceus, Capitosaurus bogdoanus, Cherninia, Cyclotosaurus spitzbergensis, Heptasaurus, Jammerbergia, Komatosuchus, Labyrinthodon lavisi, Mastodonsaurus vaslenensis, Parotosuchus dirus, Stenotosaurus, Subcyclotosaurus, Tatrasuchus, Wellesaurus, Odontosaurus voltzii, Odontosaurus, Xestorrhytias, Xenotosuchus, Xestorrhytias perrini, Selenocarinae, Archotosaurus, Kestrosaurus

Type specimen: PIU U.120, a partial skull (Skull roof fragment). Its type locality is NW side of Mt Congress (Mt. Middelhook), which is in a Triassic terrestrial sandstone in the Svalbard Formation of Svalbard and Jan Mayen.

Ecology: amphibious carnivore