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Turanosuchus
Fossil range: Late Cretaceous
Scientific classification

Superorder:

Crocodylomorpha

(Unranked) :

?Mesoeucrocodylia

Family:

?Goniopholididae

Genus:

Turanosuchus
Efimov, 1988

Species:

  • T. aralensis
    Efimov, 1988 (type)

Turanosuchus is an extinct genus of crocodyliform that may have been a goniopholidid mesoeucrocodylian. It is based on PIN 2229/507, a partial lower jaw consisting of the area where the two halves of the lower jaw meet (mandibular symphysis). This specimen was found in rocks of the lower Santonian-age Upper Cretaceous Bostobe Svita of Shakh-Shakh, southern Kazakhstan. Turanosuchus was described in 1988 by Mikhail Efimov. The type species is T. aralensis.[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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