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Comahuesuchus
Fossil range: Late Cretaceous
Comahuesuchus BW
Comahuesuchus brachybuccalis, a crocodylomorph from the Late Cretaceous of Argentina.
Scientific classification

Infraclass:

Archosauromorpha

Superorder:

Crocodylomorpha

(Unranked) :

Mesoeucrocodylia

(Unranked) :

Notosuchia

Family:

Comahuesuchidae

Genus:

Comahuesuchus

Species:

Comahuesuchus is an extinct genus of comahuesuchid crocodylomorph from the Late Cretaceous of Argentina. It was described by palaeontologist José Bonaparte in 1991.

The type species is C. brachybuccalis.

Material Edit

The holotype of C. brachybuccalis is MUCPv-202.

Systematics Edit

Comahuesuchus is the name-sake of the clade Comahuesuchidae. Sereno et al. (2003) suggested that Comahuesuchus and Anatosuchus are both comahuesuchids, but work by Martinelli and Andrade et al. (2006), has suggested that A. minor is not a comahuesuchid. Comahuesuchus seems instead to be more closely related to Mariliasuchus.

References Edit

  • Andrade, M.B.; Bertini, R. J. ; Pinheiro, A. E. P. (2006). Observations on the palate and choanae structures in Mesoeucrocodylia (Archosauria, Crocodylomorpha): phylogenetic implications. Revista Brasileira de Paleontologia, Sociedade Brasileira de Paleontologia 9 (3): 323-332.
  • Sereno, P. C., Sidor, C. A., Larsson, H. C. E., and Gado, B. (2003). A new notosuchian from the Early Cretaceous of Niger. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 23 (2): 477-482.

External links Edit

Mantell's Iguanodon restoration

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