Dyrosaurus phosphaticus Thomas 1893 (crocodilian)

Reptilia - Loricata - Dyrosauridae

Alternative combination: Crocodilus phosphaticus

Synonyms: Dyrosaurus berneti Bergounioux 1955, Dyrosaurus variabilis Bergounioux 1955

Belongs to Dyrosaurus according to S. Jouve et al. 2006

See also Bergounioux 1955, Bronzati et al. 2012, Jouve 2005, Moody and Buffetaut 1981, Sertich and O'Connor 2014 and Stefano 1903

Sister taxon: Dyrosaurus maghribensis

Type specimens:

  • Dyrosaurus phosphaticus: MNHN 1901-11, a partial skeleton (one tooth, one caudal vertebra, one distal extremity of an ulna and one distal extremity of a radius). Its type locality is Djebel Teldja, which is in a Ypresian marine phosphorite in Tunisia.
  • Dyrosaurus berneti: Its type locality is Metlaoui, which is in a Ypresian coastal phosphorite in the Gafsa Phosphates Formation of Tunisia.
  • Dyrosaurus variabilis: Its type locality is Metlaoui, which is in a Ypresian coastal phosphorite in the Gafsa Phosphates Formation of Tunisia.

Ecology: carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Algeria (1 collection), Tunisia (2)

• Cretaceous of Egypt (3), Tunisia (1)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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