Crocodylus megarhinus Andrews 1905 (crocodile)

Reptilia - Crocodylia - Crocodylidae

Alternative combination: Crocodilus megarhinus

Synonym: Crocodilus articeps Andrews 1905

Full reference: C. W. Andrews. 1905. Notes on some new Crocodilia from the Eocene of Egypt. Geological Magazine 2(11):481-484

Belongs to Crocodylus according to E. Tchernov and J. Van Couvering 1978

See also Andrews 1906, Brochu 2000, Brochu and Gingerich 2000 and Puértolas et al. 2011

Sister taxa: Crocodilus (Ichthyosuchus), Crocodilus antiquus, Crocodilus aptus, Crocodilus biporcatus, Crocodilus chamensis, Crocodilus elliottii, Crocodilus grypus, Crocodilus solaris, Crocodilus sulciferus, Crocodilus wheelerii, Crocodilus ziphodon, Crocodylus (Leptorhynchus), Crocodylus acer, Crocodylus acutus, Crocodylus affinis, Crocodylus americanus, Crocodylus anthropophagus, Crocodylus bambolii, Crocodylus checchiai, Crocodylus depressifrons, Crocodylus falconensis, Crocodylus gariepensis, Crocodylus gaudense, Crocodylus greenwoodi, Crocodylus intermedius, Crocodylus johnsoni, Crocodylus mindorensis, Crocodylus moreletii, Crocodylus niloticus, Crocodylus niloticus kaisensis, Crocodylus novaeguineae, Crocodylus palaeindicus, Crocodylus palustris, Crocodylus parvus, Crocodylus polyodon, Crocodylus porosus, Crocodylus raninus, Crocodylus rhombifer, Crocodylus siamensis, Crocodylus stavelianus, Crocodylus thorbjarnarsoni, Crocodylus ziphodon, Limnosaurus

Type specimens:

  • Crocodylus megarhinus: BMNH R 3327, a partial skull
  • Crocodilus articeps: CGM 10036, a skull. Its type locality is NNW of Birket Qarun, which is in a Rupelian fluvial horizon in the Jebel Qatrani Formation of Egypt.

Ecology: carnivore

Distribution:

• Oligocene of Egypt (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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