Mastodonsauroidea

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Mastodonsauroidea
Temporal range: 251.0–161.2Ma
Early Triassic - Middle Jurassic
Paracyclotosaurus1DB.jpg
Restoration of Paracyclotosaurus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: "Amphibia" (wide sense)
Order: Temnospondyli
Suborder: Stereospondyli
Clade: Capitosauria
Superfamily: Mastodonsauroidea
Lydekker, 1885
Synonyms
  • Capitosauroidea Watson, 1919

The Mastodonsauroidea are an extinct superfamily of temnospondyl amphibians known from the Triassic and Jurassic. Fossils belonging to this superfamily have been found in North America, Greenland, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The genus Ferganobatrachus is included in this superfamily but not placed in any of the included families.

References[edit]

  • The Paleobiology Database
  • Moser, Markus& Schoch, Rainer 2007 "Revision of the type material and nomenclature of Mastodonsaurus giganteus (Jaeger) (Temnospondyli) from the middle Triassic of Germany" Palaeontology 505:1245-1266

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