Superfamily Gavialoidea Brochu 1997 (crocodilian)

Reptilia - Crocodylia

Parent taxon: Crocodylia according to A. A. Farke et al. 2014

See also Brochu 2004, Brochu 2006, Brochu et al. 2009, Hua and Jouve 2004, Martin et al. 2010 and Salisbury et al. 2006

Sister taxa: Amphicoelia, Archaeosuchidae, Asiatosuchus zajsanicus, Baharijodon, Batrachopodidae, Borealosuchus, Brachydectes major, Brachygnathosuchus, Brevirostres, Coelospondilia, Colossoemys, Colossoemys macrococcygeana, Crocodilus delucii, Crocodilus pristinus, Dijaquesopus, Dinosuchus terror, Diplocynodus sphenops, Diplosaurus, Duerosuchus, Emys quaternaria, Europaeosuchus, Gavialis dixoni, Gavialis papuensis, Hatcherichnus, Isselosaurus, Isselosaurus doduni, Kuangyuanpus, Laiyangpus, Machinosaurus, Nihilichnus, Peipesuchus, Pinacosuchus, Planocraniidae, Pristichampsinae, Procoelia, Procrocodilia, Pyrenodon, Rhytisodon, Stenosaurus, Thecachampsa serrata, Thecachampsa squankensis, Tienosuchus, Trialestia

Subtaxa: Argochampsa Crocodilus basifissus Crocodilus basitruncatus Crocodilus fastigiatus Crocodilus marylandicus Crocodilus obscurus Crocodilus tenebrosus Eogavialis Eosuchus Eothoracosaurus Gavialis Gryposuchinae Holopsisuchus cordatus Holopsisuchus glyptodon Holopsisuchus pneumaticus Ocepesuchus Thecachampsa serratus Thecachampsoides Thoracosaurus Thoracosaurus grandis

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Ecology: carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Brazil (1 collection), India (3), Indonesia (9), Thailand (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Ethiopia (1)

• Pliocene of India (5)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Peru (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), Brazil (3), Colombia (7), Egypt (1), France (2), India (1), Iraq (1), Kenya (2), Nepal (3), Pakistan (1), Panama (2), Peru (17), Thailand (1), the United Arab Emirates (1), Venezuela (16)

• Oligocene of Egypt (1), Peru (3), Puerto Rico (1)

• Eocene of Egypt (1), Peru (2), Thailand (1), United States (3: New Jersey, Virginia)

• Paleocene of France (1), Morocco (3), Poland (1), Sweden (1), United States (7: Maryland, New Jersey, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (2: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of France (4), India (3), Morocco (1), the Netherlands (2), Thailand (1), Ukraine (1), United States (32: Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wyoming)

Total: 151 collections including 166 occurrences

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