Diplocynodon deponiae Frey et al. 1987 (crocodilian)

Reptilia - Crocodylia

Alternative combination: Baryphracta deponiae

Full reference: E. Frey, A. Laemmert, and J. Riess. 1987. Baryphracta deponiae n. g. n. sp. (Reptilia, Crocodylia), ein neues Krokodil aus der Grube Messel bey Darmstadt (Hessen, Bundesrepublik Deutschland). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Monatschefte 1987:15-26

Belongs to Diplocynodon according to J. P. Rio et al. 2019

See also Brochu 1999, Delfino and Smith 2012 and Puértolas et al. 2011

Sister taxa: Crocodylus dalpiazi, Crocodylus monsvialensis, Diplocynodon buetikonensis, Diplocynodon darwini, Diplocynodon elavericus, Diplocynodon hantoniensis, Diplocynodon muelleri, Diplocynodon plenidens, Diplocynodon ratelii, Diplocynodon remensis, Diplocynodon tormis, Diplocynodon ungeri

Type specimen: SMF Me 899, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Messel, which is in a MP 11 lacustrine shale in the Messel Formation of Germany.

Ecology: carnivore

Distribution: found only at Messel

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