Purussaurus Barbosa Rodrigues 1892 (crocodilian)

Reptilia - Crocodylia - Alligatoridae

Alternative spelling: Purusaurus

Parent taxon: Caimaninae according to A. K. Hastings et al. 2013

See also Aguilera et al. 2006, Bona 2007, Brochu 1999, Brochu 2010, Brochu 2011, Jouve et al. 2008, Pinheiro et al. 2013 and Riff et al. 2010

Sister taxa: Albertochampsa, Bottosaurus, Brachychampsa, Caiman tremembensis, Centenariosuchus, Culebrasuchus, Eocaiman, Globidentosuchus, Gnatusuchus, Jacarea, Kuttanacaiman, Mourasuchus, Necrosuchus, Nettosuchidae, Orthogenysuchus, Paleosuchus, Protocaiman, Stangerochampsa, Tsoabichi

Subtaxa: Purussaurus brasiliensis Purussaurus mirandai Purussaurus neivensis

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Ecology: carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Brazil (3 collections), Colombia (8), Panama (2), Peru (9), Venezuela (17)

• Oligocene of Peru (1)

Total: 40 collections including 45 occurrences

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