Sebecidae

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Sebecidae
Temporal range: Paleocene–Middle Miocene
Sebecus icaeorhinus.JPG
Skull of Sebecus icaeorhinus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Branch: Sebecosuchia
Clade: Sebecia
Family: Sebecidae
Simpson, 1937
Subgroups

See text.

Synonyms

Bretesuchidae Gasparini, Fernandez & Powell, 1993

Sebecidae is an extinct family of prehistoric mesoeucrocodylian crocodylomorphs. Sebecids were diverse, abundant and broadly distributed in South America (mostly in Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia) during the Cenozoic, until the Middle Miocene;[1] although it has been suggested that at least some forms could have survived until the Miocene-Pliocene boundary in Brazil.[2]

This group included many medium- and large-sized genera, from Sebecus to a giant indeterminate unnamed species from the Miocene.[3]

Phylogeny[edit]

The following cladogram simplified after Diego Pol and Jaime E. Powell (2011).[1]

Sebecosuchia

Pehuenchesuchus




Cynodontosuchus


Baurusuchidae


Pabwehshi



Stratiotosuchus





Baurusuchus pachecoi



Baurusuchus salgadoensis





Bergisuchidae

Bergisuchus


Iberosuchidae

Iberosuchus


Sebecidae

Lorosuchus




Barinasuchus





Ayllusuchus



Bretesuchus





Lumbrera form



Langstonia



Sebecus



Zulmasuchus









References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Diego Pol and Jaime E. Powell (2011). "A new sebecid mesoeucrocodylian from the Rio Loro Formation (Palaeocene) of north-western Argentina". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 163: S7–S36. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2011.00714.x. 
  2. ^ Liccardo, Antonio, and Luiz Carlos Weinschütz. "Registro inédito de fósseis de vertebrados na Bacia Sedimentar de Curitiba (PR)." Revista Brasileira de Geociências 40.3 (2010): 330-338.
  3. ^ Salias-Gismondi, R.; Antoine, P. O.; Baby, P.; Brusset, S.; Benammi, M.; Espurt, N.; de Franceschi, D.; Pujos, F.; et al. (2007). MIDDLE MIOCENE CROCODILES FROM THE FITZCARRALD ARCH, AMAZONIAN PERU (PDF). Instituto Geológical y Minero de España. p. 4. ISBN 978-84-7840-707-1. Retrieved May 12, 2010.