Comahuesuchus

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Comahuesuchus
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 85 Ma
Comahuesuchus.jpg
Skeleton cast
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Family: Comahuesuchidae
Genus: Comahuesuchus
Bonaparte, 1991
Species
  • C. brachybuccalis Bonaparte, 1991 (type)

Comahuesuchus is an extinct genus of notosuchian crocodylomorph from the Late Cretaceous of Argentina. It was described by palaeontologist José Bonaparte in 1991.

The type species is C. brachybuccalis.

Material[edit]

Restoration

The holotype of C. brachybuccalis is MUCPv-202.

Systematics[edit]

Comahuesuchus is the name-sake of the clade Comahuesuchidae. Sereno et al. (2003) suggested that Comahuesuchus and Anatosuchus are both comahuesuchids, but work by Martinelli and Andrade et al. (2006), has suggested that A. minor is not a comahuesuchid. Comahuesuchus seems instead to be more closely related to Mariliasuchus.

References[edit]

  • Andrade, M.B.; Bertini, R. J. ; Pinheiro, A. E. P. (2006). Observations on the palate and choanae structures in Mesoeucrocodylia (Archosauria, Crocodylomorpha): phylogenetic implications. Revista Brasileira de Paleontologia, Sociedade Brasileira de Paleontologia 9 (3): 323-332.
  • Sereno, P. C., Sidor, C. A., Larsson, H. C. E., and Gado, B. (2003). A new notosuchian from the Early Cretaceous of Niger. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 23 (2): 477-482.

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