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Karatausuchus
Fossil range: Late Jurassic
Scientific classification

Superorder:

Crocodylomorpha

Family:

Atoposauridae

Genus:

Karatausuchus
Efimov, 1976

Species:

  • K. sharovi
    Efimov, 1976 (type)

Karatausuchus is an extinct genus of atoposaurid crocodylomorph. It is known from a single specimen discovered in the Oxfordian- or Kimmeridgian-age Upper Jurassic Karabastau Svita from the vicinity of Mikhailovka]] in the Karatau Mountains of southern Kazakhstan. The type specimen is PIN 25858/1, a complete but poorly preserved juvenile skeleton with some possible soft tissue preservation. It is notable for having over 90 teeth, but its other anatomical details are difficult to discern. The length of this individual is estimated at 160 millimetres (6.3 in). Karatausuchus was described in 1976 by Mikhail Efimov, and the type species is N. sharovi.[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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