Borealosuchus sternbergii Gilmore 1910 (crocodilian)

Reptilia - Crocodylia

Alternative combinations: Leidyosuchus sternbergi, Leidyosuchus sternbergii

Full reference: C. W. Gilmore. 1910. Leidyosuchus sternbergii, a new species of crocodile from the Ceratops Beds of Wyoming. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 38(1762):485-502

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

See also Brochu 1997, Brochu 2000, Bryant 1989, Estes 1964, Gilmore 1910, Lucas and Sullivan 1986, Puértolas et al. 2011 and Wu et al. 2001

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

Type specimen: U.S.N.M. No. 6533, a partial skeleton (mostly complete skull, left ramus, partial right ramus, eight vertebrae, both humeri, right fibula, and other postcrania). Its type locality is West of McKeow's Ranch, which is in a Maastrichtian terrestrial horizon in the Lance Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: carnivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of United States (1: Montana collection)

• Cretaceous of United States (73: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 74 collections each including a single occurrence

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