Barcinosuchus

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Barcinosuchus
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous, Aptian–Albian
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Family: Peirosauridae
Genus: Barcinosuchus
Leardi and Pol, 2009
Species
  • B. gradilis Leardi and Pol, 2009 (type)

Barcinosuchus (meaning "Cerro Barcino Formation's crocodile") is an extinct genus of carnivorous metasuchian from the early Cretaceous period. It is a peirosaurid which lived during the early Cretaceous period (Aptian to Albian stage) in what is now Chubut Province, Argentina. It is known from the holotype MPEF-PV 3095, which consists of skull, mandible, and postcranial remains. The specimen recovered from the lower part of the Cerro Castaño Member of the Cerro Barcino Formation. Barcinosuchus was named by Martín Leardi and Diego Pol in 2009 and the type species is Barcinosuchus gradilis.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Juan Martín Leardi and Diego Pol (2009). "The first crocodyliform from the Chubut Group (Chubut Province, Argentina) and its phylogenetic position within basal Mesoeucrocodylia". Cretaceous Research. 30 (6): 1376–1386. doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2009.08.002.