Itasuchus

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Itasuchus
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 70.6–66 Ma
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Family: Peirosauridae
Genus: Itasuchus
Price, 1955
Type species
Itasuchus jesuinoi
Price, 1955

Itasuchus is an extinct genus of crocodylomorph from the Late Cretaceous of Brazil.[1] Fossils of the type species I. jesuinoi, first described in 1955 by Llewellyn Ivor Price, have been found from the Marília Formation (Maastrichtian age) in Uberaba, Brazil.[1]

It is known from a 370 mm skull, suggesting a total length of about 3 m (10 ft).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Price, L. I. (1955). "Novos crocodilídeos dos arenitos da Série Bauru. Cretáceo do Estado de Minas Gerais". Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências. 27: 487–498. 
  2. ^ http://paleopedia.free.fr/croco_metasuchia.html#Itasuchus Archived 2012-02-08 at the Wayback Machine.