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Crocodilaemus
Fossil range: Late Jurassic
Crocodilaemus robustus
Fossil Crocodilaemus robustus in the Museo di Storia Naturale di Bergamo.
Scientific classification

Class:

Sauropsida

Subclass:

Diapsida

Infraclass:

Archosauromorpha

(Unranked) :

Crurotarsi

Superorder:

Crocodylomorpha

(Unranked) :

Mesoeucrocodylia

Family:

Pholidosauridae

Genus:

Crocodilaemus
Jourdan, 1857

Species:

  • C. robustus
    Jourdan, 1857 (type)

Crocodilaemus is an extinct genus of pholidosaurid mesoeucrocodylian[1]. Fossils have been found from the Cerin Lagerstätte of eastern France and are of late Kimmeridgian age. The depositional environment in Cerin at the time is thought to have been the bottom of a lagoon that was enclosed by an emergent reef complex, evidence of the shallow tropical sea that covered much of western Europe during the Jurassic period[2]. Recently the genus has been proposed to be within the order Crocodilia[3].

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Carroll, R.L. (1988). Vertebrate Paleontology and Evolution. WH Freeman and Company, New York ISBN 0-7167-1822-7
  2. ^ Gaillard, C., Goy, J., Bernier, P., Bourseau, J. P., Gall, J. C., Barale, G., Buffetaut, E. and Wenz, S. (2006). New jellyfish taxa from the Upper Jurassic lithographic limestones of Cerin (France): taphonomy and ecology. Palaeontology 49(6):1287-1302.
  3. ^ Sepkoski, J. J. (2002). A compendium of fossil marine animal genera. Bulletins of American Paleontology. 363:1-560.


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