Pelagosaurus typus Bronn 1841 (marine crocodile)

Reptilia - Loricata

Synonyms: Crocodilus temporalis de Blainville 1835, Mosellaesaurus rostrominor Monard 1846

Belongs to Pelagosaurus according to M. T. Young et al. 2013

See also Bronzati et al. 2012, Mueller-Töwe 2005, Pierce et al. 2009, Pierce and Benton 2006, Sertich and O'Connor 2014, Swinton 1934, Swinton 1938, Westphal 1961 and Westphal 1962

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Pelagosaurus typus: Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Nr. 2744. Its type locality is Nabern, near Boll, Lias Mittel-epsilon II/5, which is in a Toarcian marine shale in the Posidonia Shale Formation of Germany.
  • Crocodilus temporalis:
  • Mosellaesaurus rostrominor:

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic of France (1 collection), Germany (3), the United Kingdom (2)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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