Hamadasuchus

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Hamadasuchus
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous
August 1, 2012 - Hamadasuchus rebouli Skull on Display at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM 52620).jpg
ROM 52620
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Family: Peirosauridae
Genus: Hamadasuchus
Buffetaut, 1994
Species
  • H. rebouli Buffetaut, 1994 (type)

Hamadasuchus is an extinct genus of sebecian crocodylomorph. Fossils have been found from the Kem Kem Formation outcropping in southeastern Morocco.[1] These beds date back to the Albian and Cenomanian stages of the Late Cretaceous. It was first assigned to the family Trematochampsidae.[2] Diagnostic features of the genus include its lateromedially compressed and serrated teeth. It was deep-snouted and had a slightly heterodont dentition with three distinct tooth morphologies present from sections of the lower jaw.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Larsson, H. C. E. and Sues, H.-D. (2007). Cranial osteology and phylogenetic relationships of Hamadasuchus rebouli (Crocodyliformes: Mesoeucrocodylia) from the Cretaceous of Morocco. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 149(4):533-567.
  2. ^ Buffetaut, E. (1994). A new crocodilian from the Cretaceous of southern Morocco. Comptes rendus de l'Académie des sciences. Série 2. Sciences de la terre et des planètes 319(2):1563–1568.
  3. ^ Larsson, H. C. E. and Sidor, C. A. (1999). Unusual crocodyliform teeth from the Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian) of southeastern Morocco. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 19(2):398-401. JSTOR 4524001

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