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
Clade: 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) Archived 2015-06-02 at the Wayback Machine." 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. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 4, 2009. Retrieved May 12, 2010.