Crocodylus anthropophagus Brochu et al. 2010 (crocodile)

Reptilia - Crocodylia - Crocodylidae

Full reference: C. A. Brochu, J. Njau, R. J. Blumenschine and L. D. Densmore. 2010. A New Horned Crocodile from the Plio-Pleistocene Hominid Sites at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. PLoS One 5(2):e9333

Belongs to Crocodylus according to C. A. Brochu et al. 2010

Sister taxa: Crocodilus (Ichthyosuchus), Crocodilus antiquus, Crocodilus aptus, Crocodilus biporcatus, Crocodilus chamensis, Crocodilus elliottii, Crocodilus grypus, Crocodilus solaris, Crocodilus sulciferus, Crocodilus wheelerii, Crocodilus ziphodon, Crocodylus (Leptorhynchus), Crocodylus acer, Crocodylus acutus, Crocodylus affinis, Crocodylus americanus, Crocodylus bambolii, Crocodylus checchiai, Crocodylus depressifrons, 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 parvus, Crocodylus polyodon, Crocodylus porosus, Crocodylus raninus, Crocodylus rhombifer, Crocodylus siamensis, Crocodylus stavelianus, Crocodylus thorbjarnarsoni, Crocodylus ziphodon, Limnosaurus

Type specimen: NNHM-OLD-1001, a partial skeleton (Partial skull and skeleton). Its type locality is Olduvai Middle Bed I, which is in a Pleistocene fluvial horizon in the Olduvai Formation of Tanzania.

Ecology: carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Tanzania (3 collections)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Tanzania (2)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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