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Goniopholididae
Fossil range: Sinemurian - Cenomanian
Scientific classification

Class:

Sauropsida

Subclass:

Diapsida

Infraclass:

Archosauromorpha

(Unranked) :

Mesoeucrocodylia

Family:

Goniopholididae

Genera:

Goniopholididae is an extinct family of moderate-sized semi-aquatic crocodyliforms similar to living crocodiles. They lived between the Early Jurassic and the Late Cretaceous.[1][2]

Geographical distributionEdit

Goniopholidids are known across Laurasia, ranging from North America, Europe and China from the Middle Jurassic,[1][3] and reaching Thailand by the Early Cretaceous.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Steel R. 1973. Crocodylia. Handbuch der Paläoherpetologie, Teil 16. Stuttgart: Gustav Fischer Verlag, 116 pp.
  2. ^ Tykoski RS, Rowe TB, Ketcham RA, Colbert MW. 2002. Calsoyasuchus valliceps, a new crocodyliform from the Early Jurassic Kayenta Formation of Arizona. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 22 (3): 593-611.
  3. ^ Maisch MW, Matzke AT, Stohr H. 2003. Sunosuchus (Archosauria, Crocodyliformes) from the Toutunhe Formation (Middle Jurassic) of the Southern Junggar Basin (Xinjiang, NW-China). Geobios 36 (4): 391-400.
  4. ^ Lauprasert, K.; Cuny, G.; Buffetaut, E.; Suteethorn, V.; and Thirakhupt, K. (2007). "Siamosuchus phuphokensis, a new goniopholidid from the Early Cretaceous (ante-Aptian) of northeastern Thailand". Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France 178 (3): 201-216. doi:10.2113/gssgfbull.178.3.201. 


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