Temporal range: 100–90 Ma Cenomanian - Turonian
|Teleorhinus robustus skull (AMNH 5850) in the American Museum of Natural History|
Terminonaris is a genus of extinct pholidosaurid crocodyliforms that lived in the Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian and Turonian). Its remains are known from North America. Originally known under the generic name Teleorhinus, it was once believed to be a teleosaurid (a family of marine gavial-like thalattosuchians).
Terminonaris was an enormous predator, reaching a length over 7.6 m (25 ft).
- Wu X-C, Russell AP, & Cumbaa SL. 2001. Terminonaris (Archosauria: Crocodyliformes): new material from Saskatchewan, Canada, and comments on its phylogenetic relationships. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 21(3):492-514.
- Shimada, K., and Parris, D.C., 2007. A long-snouted Late Cretaceous crocodyliform, Terminonaris cf. T. browni, from the Carlile Shale (Turonian) of Kansas. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 110(1):107-115.
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