Purussaurus mirandai Aguilera et al. 2006 (crocodilian)

Reptilia - Crocodylia - Alligatoridae

Full reference: O. A. Aguilera, D. Riff, and J. Bocquentin-Villanueva. 2006. A new giant Purussaurus (Crocodyliformes, Alligatoridae) from the Upper Miocene Urumaco Formation, Venezuela. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 4(3):221-232

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

See also Aguilera et al. 2006

Sister taxa: Purussaurus brasiliensis, Purussaurus neivensis

Type specimen: UNEFM-CIAAP-1369, a partial skeleton (Complete skull with associated mandibles, femur and ischium). Its type locality is El Hatillo, which is in a Miocene fluvial-deltaic claystone/sandstone in the Urumaco Formation of Venezuela.

Ecology: carnivore


• Miocene of Venezuela (7 collections)

Total: 7 collections including 9 occurrences

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