Trematochampsa

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Trematochampsa
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Subclass: Diapsida
Infraclass: Archosauromorpha
(unranked): Crurotarsi
Superorder: Crocodylomorpha
(unranked): Mesoeucrocodylia
Family: Trematochampsidae
Genus: Trematochampsa
Buffetaut, 1974
Species
  • T. taqueti Buffetaut, 1974 (type)
  • T. oblita Buffetaut & Taquet, 1979[1][moved to Miadanasuchus in 2009 by Simons & Buckley[2]]

Trematochampsa is an extinct genus of crocodyliform from the Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian age) In Beceten Formation of Niger. The type species, T. taqueti, was described by Eric Buffetaut in 1974.[3] A second species, T. oblita, was named from Madagascar in 1979. It became the type species of Miadanasuchus in 2009.[2]

Trematochampsa gives its name to the Trematochampsidae, a poorly-known group of fossil crocodiles.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Buffetaut, E., and P. Taquet (1979). "Un nouveau Crocodilien mésosuchien dans le Campanien de Madagascar, Trematochampsa oblita, n.sp.". Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France 2: 183–188. 
  2. ^ a b Erin L. Rasmusson Simons and Gregory A. Buckley (2009). "New Material of "Trematochampsa" oblita (Crocodyliformes,Trematochampsidae) from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29 (2): 599–604. doi:10.1671/039.029.0224. 
  3. ^ Buffetaut, E. (1974). "Trematochampsa taqueti, un Crocodilien nouveau du Sénonian inférieur du Niger". Comptes Rendus de l'Academie des Sciences (Paris) 279: 1749–1752. 
  • Carroll, RL. (1988). Vertebrate Paleontology and Evolution. W.H. Freeman and Company

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