Paleosuchus

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Paleosuchus
Brauen Glattstirnkaiman Paleosuchus palpebrosus.jpg
Paleosuchus palpebrosus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Crocodilia
Family: Alligatoridae
Genus: Paleosuchus

Paleosuchus is a South American genus of reptile in the family Alligatoridae. They are the smallest members of the order Crocodilia in the Americas.[1] The genus contains two species:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2014. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed at http://animaldiversity.org.
  2. ^ Alderton, D. 1991. Crocodiles and Alligators of the World. New York: Facts on File Publications.

External links[edit]

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