Crocodilus antiquus Leidy 1852 (crocodile)

Reptilia - Crocodylia - Crocodylidae

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1852. Description of a new species of crocodile from the Miocene of Virginia. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 2(2):135-138

Belongs to Crocodilus according to J. Leidy 1852

Sister taxa: Crocodilus (Ichthyosuchus), 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 megarhinus, 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 specimen: ANSP 9188 and 9189, a partial skeleton (2 teeth, 2 vertebrae, a rib fragment, and an ungual phalanx). Its type locality is Potomac River, Stratford Hall Plantation, which is in a Miocene marine horizon in the Choptank Formation of Virginia.

Ecology: carnivore

Distribution: found only at Potomac River, Stratford Hall Plantation

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