Genus: Phantomosaurus MAISCH & MATZKE, 2000
Etymology: Named after the protagonist of the famous novel « Phatom of the opera » (1911) by Taston Louis Alfred Leroux (1868-1927), who had to hide his disgraced face behind a mask. The reaon is the horribly and disgraceful damage to the original bones of the skull of the holotype caused by inappropriate acid preparation, and Greek, sauros, "lizard."

Species: neubigi (SANDER, 1997) MAISCH & MATZKE, 2000
Etymology: In honor of the discoverer of the holotype, Mr. Bernd Neubigt of Euerdorf, Franconia.
= Shastasaurus neubigi SANDER, 1997
= Shastasaurus nova SANDER & FARBER, 1994

Holotype: BSP 1992 I 39

Locality: Karlstadt/Main, TK 25 Karlstadt, sheet no. 6024, r. 53500/h. 31700, Franconia, Bayern (Bavaria) State, Germany.


Biostratigraphy: pulcher/robustus zone.

Age: Lower upper Muschelkalk, late Anisian Stage, Lower Mid Triassic Epoch, Middle Triassic.

Material: Partially associated skeleton preserved on 8 isolated rock slabs, some isolated phalanges.