†unranked clade Caimaninae Brochu 1999 (crocodilian)

Reptilia - Crocodylia - Alligatoridae

Full reference: C. A. Brochu. 1999. Phylogenetics, Taxonomy, and Historical Biogeography of Alligatoroidea. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 19(S2):9-100

Parent taxon: Alligatoridae according to A. K. Hastings et al. 2013

See also Brochu 1999, Farke et al. 2014 and Pinheiro et al. 2013

Sister taxa: Alligatorinae, Caimanoidea, Caimanosuchus, Dinosuchus, Eocenosuchus, Hispanochampsa, Lianghusuchus, Listrognathosuchus, Proalligator

Subtaxa: Acresuchus Albertochampsa Bottosaurus Caiman tremembensis Centenariosuchus Culebrasuchus Eocaiman Globidentosuchus Gnatusuchus Jacarea Kuttanacaiman Mourasuchus Necrosuchus Nettosuchidae Notocaiman Orthogenysuchus Paleosuchus Protocaiman Purussaurus Tsoabichi

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Ecology: carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (2 collections), Brazil (1), Venezuela (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Argentina (1)

• Hemphillian of Mexico (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Peru (2)

• Miocene of Argentina (5), Bolivia (2), Brazil (10), Colombia (17), Panama (4), Peru (11), Venezuela (34)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Brazil (1)

• Oligocene of Peru (2)

• Eocene of Argentina (1), Peru (3), United States (3: Texas, Wyoming)

• Paleocene to Eocene of Brazil (1)

• Paleocene of Argentina (6), United States (3: South Carolina)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (1: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of Canada (1: Alberta), India (1), United States (5: Maryland, Montana, New Jersey, South Carolina)

Total: 119 collections including 192 occurrences

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