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Mastodonsaurus Jaeger 1828 (tetrapod)

Osteichthyes - Temnospondyli

PaleoDB taxon number: 37108

Synonyms: Batrachosaurus Fitzinger 1840 [objective synonym] (no. 37148), Labyrinthodon Owen 1842 [objective synonym] (no. 95781)

Full reference: G. F. Jaeger. 1828. Über die Fossile Reptilien, Welche in Württemberg Aufgefunden Sind [On the Fossil Reptiles That Are Found in Württemberg]. Verlag der Metzler'schen Buchhandlung, Stuttgart 1-48

Parent taxon: Capitosauroidea according to R. R. Schoch 2013

Sister taxa: Antarctosuchus, Bogdania fragmenta, Calamops, Capitosauroides, Cyclotosauridae, Cyclotosaurus albertyni, Deltacephalidae, Eocyclotosaurus, Eryosuchidae, Eryosuchus, Mastodonsauridae, Mastodonsaurus silesiacus, Meyerosuchus, Odenwaldia, Paracyclotosauridae, Paracyclotosaurus, Parotosaurus turfanensis, Parotosuchidae, Parotosuchus, Rewanobatrachus, Yarengiidae, Yarengia, Heylerosauridae, Abiadisaurus, Mentosaurus, Promastodonsaurus

Subtaxa: Labyrinthodon braunii, Mastodonsaurus cappelensis, Mastodonsaurus giganteus, Mastodonsaurus torvus, Salamandroides

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Type: Mastodonsaurus jaegeri

Ecology: amphibious piscivore