Carandaisuchus

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Carandaisuchus
Temporal range: Miocene - Pliocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Crocodilia
Suborder: Eusuchia
Superfamily: Alligatoroidea
Family: Alligatoridae
Subfamily: Caimaninae
Genus: Carandaisuchus
Gasparini, 1985
Species
  • C. nativus Gasparini, 1985 (type)

Carandaisuchus is an extinct genus of caiman. Fossils have been found from the Ituzaingó Formation in Argentina. It was unique among crocodilians in having a pronounced bony occipital crest.[1] The genus has been proposed to be synonymous with Mourasuchus, a strange nettosuchid with an unusually long, broad snout.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Langston (2008). "Notes on a partial skeleton of Mourasuchus (Crocodylia, Nettosuchidae) from the Upper Miocene of Venezuela". Arquivos do Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro. 66 (1): 125–143.
  2. ^ Villanueva, J. B.; Souza Filho, J. P. (1990). "O crocodiliano sul-americano Carandaisuchus como sinonímia de Mourasuchus (Nettosuchidae)". Revista Brasileira de Geociências. 20: 230–233.