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Kansajsuchus
Fossil range: Late Cretaceous
Scientific classification

Class:

Sauropsida

Superorder:

Crocodylomorpha

(Unranked) :

?Mesoeucrocodylia

Family:

?Goniopholididae

Genus:

Kansajsuchus Efimov, 1975

Species:

  • K. extensus Efimov, 1975 (type)

Kansajsuchus is a genus of extinct crocodyliform that may have been a goniopholidid mesoeucrocodylian. It is based on PIN 2399/301, a right premaxilla, one of the bones of the tip of the snout. This specimen was found in rocks of the lower Santonian-age Upper Cretaceous Yalovach Svita of Kansai, in the Fergana Basin of Tadzhikistan. Additional fossils including vertebrae and bony armor have been assigned to this genus. It would have been a large animal, estimated at up to 8 meters (26 ft) long. Kansajsuchus was described in 1975 by Mikhail Efimov. The type species is K. extensus.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Storrs, Glenn W.; and Efimov, Mikhail B. (2000). "Mesozoic crocodyliforms of north-central Eurasia". in Benton, Michael J.; Shishkin, Mikhail A.; Unwin, David M.; and Kurochkin, Evgenii N. (eds.). The Age of Dinosaurs in Russia and Mongolia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 402–419. ISBN 0-521-55476-X. 


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