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Mastodonsaurus giganteus

Taxonomy
Salamandroides giganteus was named by Jaeger (1828). Its type specimen is 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), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Gaildorf, which is in a Longobardian estuary/bay shale in the Erfurt Formation of Germany.

It was considered a nomen vanum by Welles and Cosgriff (1965); it was recombined as Mastodonsaurus giganteus by Swinton (1934), Schoch (1999), Damiani (2001), Moser and Schoch (2007) and Schoch (2013).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1828Salamandroides giganteus Jaeger p. 38 figs. 1, 2 Pl. V
1829Mastodonsaurus jaegeri Holl p. 88
1834Salamandroides jaegeri Alberti
1840Batrachosaurus jaegeri Fitzinger
1841Labyrinthodon jaegeri Owen
1842Labyrinthodon salamandroides Owen
1854Labyrinthodon jaegeri Mantell p. 753
1861Labyrinthodon jagaeri Owen p. 210
1889Mastodonsaurus acuminatus Fraas
1934Mastodonsaurus giganteus Swinton p. 78
1999Mastodonsaurus giganteus Schoch
2001Mastodonsaurus giganteus Damiani p. 411
2007Mastodonsaurus giganteus Moser and Schoch pp. 1254-1257 figs. 1-3, 6-9
2013Mastodonsaurus giganteus Schoch

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
RankNameAuthor
Tetrapoda()
Temnospondyli()
Eutemnospondyli
Rhachitomi()
Eryopiformes
Stereospondylomorpha
Stereospondyli()
Capitosauria
Capitosauroidea()
genusMastodonsaurus
speciesgiganteus()

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available