Purussaurus brasiliensis Barbosa-Rodrigues 1892 (crocodilian)

Reptilia - Crocodylia - Alligatoridae

Alternative combination: Caiman brasiliensis

Belongs to Purussaurus according to D. Riff et al. 2010

See also Aguilera et al. 2006 and Patterson 1936

Sister taxa: Purussaurus mirandai, Purussaurus neivensis

Type specimen: Its type locality is Rio Acre, which is in a Tortonian fluvial-deltaic siliciclastic in the Solimoes Formation of Brazil

Ecology: carnivore


• Miocene of Brazil (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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