Dakosaurus andiniensis Vignaud and Gasparini 1996 (marine crocodile)

Reptilia - Loricata - Metriorhynchidae

Full reference: P. Vignaud and Z. Gasparini. 1996. New Dakosaurus (Crocodylomorpha, Thalattosuchia) in the Upper Jurassic of Argentina. Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences Paris 322:245-250

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

See also Bronzati et al. 2012, Gasparini et al. 2006, Herrera and Vennari 2014, Nascimento and Zaher 2010, Nascimento and Zaher 2011, Sertich and O'Connor 2014, Vignaud and Gasparini 1996, Young et al. 2010 and Young et al. 2013

Sister taxon: Dakosaurus maximus

Type specimen: MHNSR PV344, a partial skull (fragment of rostrum composed by parts of the maxilla, nasal, and premaxilla, lacking tooth crowns). Its type locality is Catan Lil, which is in a Tithonian offshore shale/marl in the Vaca Muerta Formation of Argentina.

Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Cretaceous of Argentina (3 collections)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of Argentina (1)

• Jurassic of Argentina (2)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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