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Temporal range: 251.0–161.2 Ma
Early Triassic - Middle Jurassic
Restoration of Paracyclotosaurus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Temnospondyli
Suborder: Stereospondyli
Clade: Capitosauria
Superfamily: Mastodonsauroidea
Lydekker, 1885
  • 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.


  • 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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