Crocodylus depressifrons Blainville 1855 (crocodile)

Reptilia - Crocodylia - Crocodylidae

Alternative combination: Asiatosuchus depressifrons

Synonym: Crocodilus depressifrons de Blainville 1855

Belongs to Crocodylus according to Blainville 1855

See also Delfino et al. 2017, Dollo 1909 and Swinton 1938

Sister taxa: Crocodilus (Ichthyosuchus), Crocodilus antiquus, Crocodilus aptus, Crocodilus biporcatus, Crocodilus chamensis, Crocodilus clavirostris, Crocodilus elliottii, Crocodilus grypus, Crocodilus parvus, Crocodilus stavelianus, Crocodilus sulciferus, Crocodilus wheelerii, Crocodilus ziphodon, Crocodylus (Leptorhynchus), Crocodylus acer, Crocodylus acutus, Crocodylus affinis, Crocodylus americanus, Crocodylus anthropophagus, Crocodylus bambolii, Crocodylus checchiai, Crocodylus falconensis, Crocodylus gariepensis, Crocodylus gaudense, Crocodylus greenwoodi, Crocodylus intermedius, Crocodylus johnsoni, Crocodylus megarhinus, Crocodylus mindorensis, Crocodylus moreletii, Crocodylus niloticus, Crocodylus niloticus kaisensis, Crocodylus novaeguineae, Crocodylus palaeindicus, Crocodylus palustris, Crocodylus porosus, Crocodylus raninus, Crocodylus rhombifer, Crocodylus siamensis, Crocodylus thorbjarnarsoni, Crocodylus ziphodon, Limnosaurus

Type specimens:

  • Crocodylus depressifrons: MNHN G 160, a partial skull. Its type locality is Muirancourt, which is in an Eocene terrestrial lignite in France.
  • Crocodilus depressifrons:

Ecology: carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Belgium (4 collections), France (5)

• Paleocene of France (2)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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