Stolokrosuchus

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Stolokrosuchus
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Superorder: Crocodylomorpha
Clade: Neosuchia
Genus: Stolokrosuchus
Larsson and Gado, 2000
Type species
Stolokrosuchus lapparenti
Larsson and Gado, 2000

Stolokrosuchus is an extinct genus of neosuchian crocodylomorph that lived during the Early Cretaceous. Its fossils, including a skull with a long thin snout and bony knobs on the prefontals, have been found in Niger. Stolokrosuchus was described in 2000 by Hans Larsson and Boubacar Gado. The type species is S. lapparenti. They initially described it as related to Peirosauridae, if not a member of that family.[1] One study has shown it to be related to Elosuchus.[2] However, more recent works usually find Stolokrosuchus to be one of the basalmost neosuchian,[3] only distantly related to the elosuchid[4][5] or pholidosaurid,[6] Elosuchus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Larrson, Hans C. E.; Gado, Boubacar (2000). "A new early Cretaceous crocodyliform from Niger". Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen 217 (1): 131–141. 
  2. ^ de Broin, F. de L. (2002). "Elosuchus, a new genus of crocodile from the Lower Cretaceous of the North of Africa". Comptes Rendus Palevol 1 (5): 275–285. doi:10.1016/S1631-0683(02)00049-0. 
  3. ^ Turner, Alan H.; Sertich, Joseph J. W. (2010). "Phylogenetic history of Simosuchus clarki (Crocodyliformes: Notosuchia) from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30 (6, Memoir 10): 177–236. doi:10.1080/02724634.2010.532348. 
  4. ^ Bronzati, M.; Montefeltro, F. C.; Langer, M. C. (2012). "A species-level supertree of Crocodyliformes". Historical Biology: 1. doi:10.1080/08912963.2012.662680.  edit
  5. ^ Marco Brandalise de Andrade, Richard Edmonds, Michael J. Benton and Remmert Schouten (2011). "A new Berriasian species of Goniopholis (Mesoeucrocodylia, Neosuchia) from England, and a review of the genus". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 163 (s1): S66–S108. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2011.00709.x. 
  6. ^ Daniel Fortier, Daniel Perea and Cesar Schultz (2011). "Redescription and phylogenetic relationships of Meridiosaurus vallisparadisi, a pholidosaurid from the Late Jurassic of Uruguay". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 163 (s1): S66–S108. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2011.00709.x.