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Definition of Mastodonsaurus

Mastodonsaurus
Mastodonsaurus Mas`to*don*sau"rus, n. [NL., fr. E. Mastodon + Gr. ? a lizard.] (Paleon.) A large extinct genus of labyrinthodonts, found in the European Triassic rocks.

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- head called sensory sulci show that Mastodonsaurus was an aquatic animal that rarely left water. Mastodonsaurus may have been completely unable to leave...
- some length estimates ranging from 3 to 6 meters. Some genera, like Mastodonsaurus and Cyclotosaurus were specially large, reaching at least 4 meters or...
- temnospondyl was Mastodonsaurus, named by Georg Friedrich Jaeger in 1828 from a single tooth that he considered to belong to a reptile. Mastodonsaurus means "breast...
- some grew to very large sizes. At 6 meter in length, the Mid-Tri****ic Mastodonsaurus giganteus is not only thought to have been the largest capitosaur, but...
- survivors into the Cretaceous era. The largest of these, such as the Mastodonsaurus were up to 13 feet in length. Rhynchosaurs, barrel-gutted herbivores...
- Capitosaurs (such as this Mastodonsaurus) were among the major amphibian groups which went extinct at the T-J boundary, though many may have died out earlier...
- Chirotherium Sandstone, and the Temnospondyle Mastodonsaurus ingens (possibly identical with the mastodonsaurus, Heptasaurus cappelensis) from the Upper Bunter...
- Promastodonsaurus ("before Mastodonsaurus") is an extinct genus of capitosauroid temnospondyls within the family Mastodonsauridae. Fossils of the genus...
- made a relatively quick recovery, in spite of nearly becoming extinct. Mastodonsaurus and trematosaurians were the main aquatic and semiaquatic predators...
- Schoch, Rainer 2007 "Revision of the type material and nomenclature of Mastodonsaurus giganteus (Jaeger) (Temnospondyli) from the middle Tri****ic of Germany"...
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