Mastodonsaurus cappelensis Wepfer 1923

Amphibia - Temnospondyli

Alternative combinations: Heptasaurus cappelensis, Parotosaurus cappelensis

Synonyms: Cyclotosaurus mechernichensis Jux and Pflug 1958, Mastodonsaurus ingens Trusheim 1937

Belongs to Mastodonsaurus according to R. J. Damiani 2001

See also Kuhn 1971, Schoch 1999, Schoch and Werneburg 1999 and Welles and Cosgriff 1965

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

Type specimens:

  • Mastodonsaurus cappelensis: Its type locality is Kappel, which is in an Anisian terrestrial horizon in Germany
  • Cyclotosaurus mechernichensis: Its type locality is Eifel Mountains, near Mechernich, which is in an Anisian terrestrial sandstone in Germany.
  • Mastodonsaurus ingens:

Distribution:

• Triassic of Germany (5 collections)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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