Metriorhynchus geoffroyii Meyer 1832 (marine crocodile)

Reptilia - Loricata - Metriorhynchidae

Alternative combination: Streptospondylus geoffroyi

Full reference: H. v. Meyer. 1832. Palaeologica zur Geschichte der Erde und ihrer Geschöpfe; Verlag von Siegmund Schmerber, Franfurt am Main 1-560

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

See also Adams-Tresman 1987, Gervais 1852, Karl et al. 2006, Meyer 1832, Young et al. 2010 and Young et al. 2013

Sister taxa: Metriorhynchus brachyrhynchus, Metriorhynchus casamiquelai, Metriorhynchus hastifer, Metriorhynchus littoreus, Metriorhynchus moreli, Metriorhynchus palpebosus, Metriorhynchus superciliosus, Metriorhynchus westermanni

Type specimen: MHNG V-2232, a partial skull (anterior portion of snout). Its type locality is Vaches Noires cliffs, near Honfleur, which is in a Callovian/Oxfordian marine marl in France.

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Vaches Noires cliffs, near Honfleur

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