Mekosuchus Balouet and Buffetaut 1987 (crocodile)

Reptilia - Crocodylia - Crocodylidae

Full reference: J.-C. Balouet and E. Buffetaut. 1987. Mekosuchus inexpectatus, n. g., n. sp., Crocodilien nouveau de l'Holocene de Nouvelle Caledonie. [Mekosuchus inexpectatus, n.g., n.sp., a new Holocene crocdilian from New Caledonia.]. Comptes Rendus de l'Academie des Sciences. Serie II. 304(14):853-856

Parent taxon: Mekosuchini according to R. E. Molnar et al. 2002

See also Willis et al. 1993

Sister taxa: Quinkana, Trilophosuchus, Volia

Subtaxa: Mekosuchus inexpectatus Mekosuchus kalpokasi Mekosuchus sanderi Mekosuchus whitehunterensis

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Type: Mekosuchus inexpectatus

Ecology: carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of New Caledonia (5 collections), Vanuatu (1)

• Miocene of Australia (2)

• Oligocene of Australia (3)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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