Caririsuchus

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Caririsuchus
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Subclass: Diapsida
Infraclass: Archosauromorpha
(unranked): Crurotarsi
Superorder: Crocodylomorpha
(unranked): Mesoeucrocodylia
Family: Trematochampsidae
Genus: Caririsuchus
Kellner, 1987
Species
  • C. camposi Kellner, 1987 (type)

Caririsuchus is an extinct genus of trematochampsid crocodylomorph. Fossils have been found from the Romualdo Member of the Santana Formation in northeastern Brazil, dating back to the Albian stage of the Early Cretaceous.[1] It was about 1.5m in length.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kellner, A. W. A. and Campos, D. A. (1999). Vertebrate Paleontology in Brazil - a review. Episodes 22:238-251.