Symptosuchus

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Symptosuchus
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Family: Goniopholididae
Genus: Symptosuchus
Ameghino, 1899
Type species
Symptosuchus contortidens
Ameghino, 1899

Symptosuchus is an extinct genus of goniopholidid mesoeucrocodylian. It is known from the Late Cretaceous of Argentina.[1] Argentine paleontologist Florentino Ameghino named the genus in 1899, along with the type species S. contortidens.[2] It was formally described by Carlos Rusconi in 1934.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Répartition géographique des fossiles de "Crocodiles"". Paleopedia. Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  2. ^ Ameghino, F. (1899). Sinopsis geologico-paleontologica de la Argentina: Suplemento. La Plata: Adiciones y correcciones. p. 13. 
  3. ^ Rusconi, C. (1934). "Posicion estratigrafica y relaciones zoologicas de los cocodrilianos Argentinos extinguidos". Bol. Pal. Buenos Aires. 4: 7–12. 
  4. ^ Camp, C.I (1942). Bibliography of Fossil Vertebrates 1934-1938. Geological Society of America Special Papers. 42. p. 668.