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Stolokrosuchus
Fossil range: Early Cretaceous
Scientific classification

Class:

Sauropsida

Superorder:

Crocodylomorpha

(Unranked) :

Mesoeucrocodylia

Family:

Elosuchidae?

Genus:

Stolokrosuchus
Larsson & Gado, 2000

Species:

  • S. lapparenti
    Larsson & Gado, 2000 (type)

Stolokrosuchus is an extinct genus of neosuchian crocodylomorph that lived during the Early Cretaceous. Its fossils, including a skull with a long thin snout and bony knobs on the prefontals, have been found in Niger. Stolokrosuchus was described in 2000 by Hans Larsson and Boubacar Gado. The type species is S. lapparenti. They initially described it as related to Peirosauridae, if not a member of that family.[1] More recent work has shown it to be related to Elosuchus.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Larrson, Hans C. E.; and Gado, Boubacar (2000). "A new early Cretaceous crocodyliform from Niger". Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen 217 (1): 131–141.
  2. ^ de Broin, F. de L. (2002). "Elosuchus, a new genus of crocodile from the Lower Cretaceous of the North of Africa". Comptes Rendus Palevol 1 (5): 275–285. doi:10.1016/S1631-0683(02)00049-0.


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