Penghusuchus

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Penghusuchus
Temporal range: Late Miocene
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Crocodilia
Family: Gavialidae
Subfamily: Tomistominae
Genus: Penghusuchus
Shan et al., 2009
Type species
Penghusuchus pani
Shan et al., 2009

Penghusuchus is an extinct genus of tomistomine crocodylian. It is known from a skeleton found in Upper Miocene rocks of Penghu Island, off Taiwan. It appears to be related to two other fossil Asian tomistomines: Tomistoma petrolica of southeastern China and Toyotamaphimeia machikanensis of Japan. The taxon was described in 2009 by Shan and colleagues; the type species is P. pani.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shan, Hsi-yin; Wu, Xiao-chun; Cheng, Yen-nien; Sato, Tamaki (2009). "A new tomistomine (Crocodylia) from the Miocene of Taiwan". Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences. 46 (7): 529–555. doi:10.1139/E09-036.