Bottosaurus harlani Meyer 1832 (crocodilian)

Reptilia - Crocodylia - Alligatoridae

Alternative combination: Crocodilus harlani

Synonym: Crocodilus macrorhynchus Harlan 1834 [objective synonym]

Belongs to Bottosaurus according to A. P. Cossette and C. A. Brochu 2018

See also Agassiz 1849 and Swinton 1938

Sister taxon: Bottosaurus belgicus

Type specimens:

  • Bottosaurus harlani: ANSP 9226 and 9227, a mandible (Portions of dentary and angular). Its type locality is Birmingham (general) (Hornerstown Fm.), which is in a Maastrichtian terrestrial horizon in the Hornerstown Formation of New Jersey.
  • Crocodilus macrorhynchus:

Ecology: carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (1: New Jersey collection)

• Cretaceous of United States (2: Maryland, New Jersey)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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