Oceanosuchus

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Oceanosuchus
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous
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Restoration
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Family: Pholidosauridae
Genus: Oceanosuchus
Hua et al., 2007
Type species
O. boecensis
Hua et al., 2007

Oceanosuchus is a genus of pholidosaurid mesoeucrocodylian, a type of marine crocodylomorph. It is known from a skull and partial skeleton found in early Cenomanian-age rocks from Normandy, France. The rostrum of the skull was relatively short compared to other pholidosaurids. Oceanosuchus was described in 2007 by Hua and colleagues. The type species is O. boecensis.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hua, S.; Buffetaut, E.; Legall, C.; Rogron, P. (2007). "Oceanosuchus boecensis n. gen., n. sp., a marine pholidosaurid (Crocodylia, Mesosuchia) from the Lower Cenomanian of Normandy (western France)". Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France. 178 (6): 503–513. doi:10.2113/gssgfbull.178.6.503.