Maroccosuchus

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Maroccosuchus
Temporal range: Early Eocene
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Crocodilia
Family: Gavialidae
Subfamily: Tomistominae
Genus: Maroccosuchus
Jonet & Wouters, 1977
Type species
Maroccosuchus zennaroi
Jonet & Wouters, 1977

Maroccosuchus zennaroi is an extinct tomistomine crocodylian from the early Eocene of Morocco.[1][2] A recent phylogenetic assessment of Tomistoninae determined that M. zennaroi is the basalmost tomistomine.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jonet, S.; Wouters, G. (1977). "Maroccosuchus zennaroi, crocodilien eusuchien nouveau des phosphates du Maroc". Notes de la Service Geologique du Maroc. 38: 177–202. 
  2. ^ Brochu, Christopher A.; Gingerich, Philip D. (2000). "New tomistomine crocodylian from the Middle Eocene (Bartonian) of Wadi Hitan, Fayum Province, Egypt" (pdf). Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology. 30 (10): 251–268. 
  3. ^ Jouve, Stéphane, et al. "Maroccosuchus zennaroi (Crocodylia: Tomistominae) from the Eocene of Morocco: phylogenetic and palaeobiogeographical implications of the basalmost tomistomine." Journal of Systematic Palaeontology ahead-of-print (2014): 1-25.