Borealosuchus formidabilis Erickson 1976 (crocodilian)

Reptilia - Crocodylia

Alternative combination: Leidyosuchus formidabilis

Full reference: B. R. Erickson. 1976. Osteology of the early Eusuchian crocodile Leidyosuchus formidabilis, Sp. Nov. The Science Museum of Minnesota: Paleontology 2:1-61

Belongs to Borealosuchus according to M. Bronzati et al. 2012

See also Brochu 1997, Brochu 2000, Lucas and Sullivan 1986, Puértolas et al. 2011, Sertich and O'Connor 2014 and Wu et al. 2001

Sister taxa: Borealosuchus acutidentatus, Borealosuchus griffithi, Borealosuchus sternbergii, Borealosuchus threeensis, Borealosuchus wilsoni, Leidyosuchus riggsi

Type specimen: SMM P71.16.28, a skull (Complete skull with lower jaw intact except for posterior part of left half). Its type locality is Wannagan Creek Quarry, which is in a Tiffanian mire/swamp shale in the Bullion Creek (Tongue River) Formation of North Dakota.

Ecology: carnivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of United States (17: North Dakota, Wyoming collections)

• Cretaceous of United States (1: North Carolina)

Total: 18 collections including 19 occurrences

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