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Thoracosaurus
Fossil range: Late Cretaceous-Early Paleocene
Scientific classification

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Chordata

Class:

Sauropsida

Order:

Crocodilia

Superfamily:

Gavialoidea

Genus:

Thoracosaurus
Leidy, 1852

Species:

  • T. neocesariensis
    (de Kay, 1842 [originally Gavialis neocesariensis]) (type)
  • T. glyptodon

Thoracosaurus is an extinct genus of gavialoid crocodilian which existed during the Late Cretaceous and early Paleocene.[1] It contains the species Thoracosaurus glyptodon and Thoracosaurus neocesariensis. Its remains have been found in New Jersey, USA.[2] A number of species have been referred to this genus, but most are dubious.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Brochu, C. A. (2006) Osteology and phylogenetic significance of Eosuchus minor (Marsh, 1870) new combination, a longirostrine crocodylian from the Late Paleocene of North America. Journal of Paleontology 80(1):162-186.
  2. ^ Page 125; A study of fossil vertebrate types in the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia: taxonomic, systematic, and historical perspectives Issue 16 of Special Publication Series, Academy of Natural Sciences (Philadelphia, Pa.) By Earle E. Spamer, Edward Daeschler, L. Gay Vostreys-Shapiro. Academy of Natural Sciences, 1995 ISBN 0910006512/ISBN 9780910006514


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