Cricosaurus saltillensis Buchy et al. 2006 (marine crocodile)

Reptilia - Loricata - Metriorhynchidae

Alternative combination: Geosaurus saltillense

Full reference: M.-C. Buchy, P. Vignaud, E. Frey, W. Stinnesbeck, and A. H. G. Gonzalez. 2006. A new thalattosuchian crocodyliform from the Tithonian (Upper Jurassic) of northeastern Mexico. Comptes Rendus Palevol 5:785-794

Belongs to Cricosaurus according to J. Parrilla-Bel and J. I. Canudo 2015

See also Bronzati et al. 2012, Buchy et al. 2006, Buchy et al. 2013, Young and Andrade 2009 and Young et al. 2013

Sister taxa: Cricosaurus araucanensis, Cricosaurus bambergensis, Cricosaurus elegans, Cricosaurus gracilis, Cricosaurus lithographicus, Cricosaurus macrospondylus, Cricosaurus schroderi, Cricosaurus schroederi, Cricosaurus suevicus, Cricosaurus vignaudi

Type specimen: CEP1823, a partial skull. Its type locality is Sierra de Buñuelas, near Gomez Farias, which is in a Tithonian offshore shale in the La Caja Formation of Mexico.

Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Jurassic of Mexico (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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