Mastodonsaurus giganteus Jaeger 1828

Osteichthyes - Temnospondyli

Alternative combination: Salamandroides giganteus

Synonyms: Batrachosaurus jaegeri Fitzinger 1840 [objective synonym], Labyrinthodon jaegeri Owen 1841 [objective synonym], Labyrinthodon jagaeri Owen 1841 [objective synonym], Labyrinthodon salamandroides Owen 1842 [objective synonym], Mastodonsaurus acuminatus Fraas 1889, Mastodonsaurus jaegeri Holl 1829, Salamandroides jaegeri Alberti 1834 [objective synonym]

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

Belongs to Mastodonsaurus according to M. Moser and R. Schoch 2007

See also Damiani 2001, Hay 1902, Holl 1829, Jaeger 1828, Mantell 1854, Meyer 1855, Owen 1842, Owen 1861, Schoch 1999, Schoch 2013, Swinton 1934 and Welles and Cosgriff 1965

Sister taxa: Mastodonsaurus cappelensis, Mastodonsaurus torvus, Salamandroides, Labyrinthodon braunii

Type specimens:

  • Mastodonsaurus giganteus: GPIT Am 678, a partial skull (both exoccipitals in articulation, posterior part of parasphenoid, small medial fragments of both pterygoids, and basalmost parts of the otic ossification). Its type locality is Gaildorf, which is in a Longobardian estuary/bay shale in the Erfurt Formation of Germany.
  • Batrachosaurus jaegeri:
  • Labyrinthodon jaegeri:
  • Labyrinthodon salamandroides:
  • Mastodonsaurus acuminatus:
  • Mastodonsaurus jaegeri: SMNS 55911 (lectotype), a tooth (snout fang). Its type locality is Gaildorf, which is in a Longobardian estuary/bay shale in the Erfurt Formation of Germany.
  • Salamandroides jaegeri:

Distribution:

• Triassic of Germany (10 collections)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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