from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of very large labyrinthodont amphibia having a skull one and one quarter meters in length, the outer surface of which is highly sculptured, the premaxillæ pierced for the passage of two tusks of the lower jaw, and the teeth of very complicated structure. The body skeleton is known only in part. It occurs in the Triassic of Europe and India.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Paleon.) A large extinct genus of labyrinthodonts, found in the European Triassic rocks.
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The variegated marl beds which constitute the uppermost group of the formation, present two additional genera of huge saurians, -- the phytosaurus and mastodonsaurus.