Tomistoma Müller 1846 (false gharial)

Reptilia - Crocodylia

Synonym: Melitosaurus Owen 1850

Parent taxon: Tomistominae according to H.-Y. Shan et al. 2009

See also Andrews 1906, Brochu 2004, Brochu 2007, Carroll 1988, Frank and Ramus 1996, Jouve et al. 2008, Kobayashi et al. 2006, Kraus 1998, Lang and Guilette 2002, Lydekker 1886, Martin and Buffetaut 2008, Mook 1962, Puértolas et al. 2011 and Sahni and Mishra 1975

Sister taxa: Atacisaurus, Atacisaurus glareae, Dollosuchoides, Dollosuchus, Ferganosuchus, Gavialis breviceps, Gavialis curvirostris, Gavialis leptodus, Gavialis pachyrhynchus, Gavialosuchus, Kentisuchus, Maomingosuchus, Maroccosuchus, Megadontosuchus, Paratomistoma, Penghusuchus, Rhamphosuchus, Thecachampsa, Tomistoma lyceense, Toyotamaphimeia

Subtaxa: Melitosaurus champsoides Tomistoma borisovi Tomistoma cairense Tomistoma calaritanus Tomistoma champsoides Tomistoma coppensi Tomistoma dowsoni Tomistoma gaudense Tomistoma kerunense Tomistoma lusitanicum Tomistoma schlegelii Tomistoma taiwanicus Tomistoma tandoni

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Ecology: carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of China (1 collection), Taiwan (1)

• Pliocene of Chad (3), Uganda (3)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Uganda (5)

• Miocene of Egypt (2), Italy (1), Kenya (2), Libya (1), Nepal (1), Poland (1), Portugal (2)

• Oligocene of France (1), Indonesia (1)

• Eocene of Egypt (1), India (1), Libya (1), United States (1: California)

Total: 29 collections each including a single occurrence

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