Purussaurus neivensis Mook 1941 (crocodilian)

Reptilia - Crocodylia - Alligatoridae

Alternative combinations: Caiman neivensis, Dinosuchus neivensis

Full reference: C. C. Mook. 1941. A new fossil crocodilian from Colombia. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 91(3122):55-61

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

See also Aguilera et al. 2006, Langston 1965, Mook 1941 and Stirton 1953

Sister taxa: Purussaurus brasiliensis, Purussaurus mirandai

Type specimen: USNM 10889, a partial skeleton (6 vertebrae, ribs, and parts of maxilla and dentaries). Its type locality is Between Neiva and the River Bache, which is in a Miocene terrestrial horizon in Colombia.

Ecology: carnivore


• Miocene of Colombia (7 collections), Peru (2)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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