Crocodylus gariepensis Pickford 2003 (crocodile)

Reptilia - Crocodylia - Crocodylidae

Full reference: M. Pickford. 2003. A new species of Crocodile from Early and Middle Miocene deposits of the lower Orange River Valley, Namibia, and the origins of the Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus). Memoir Geological Survey, Namibia 19:51-65

Belongs to Crocodylus according to M. Pickford 2003

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 anthropophagus, Crocodylus bambolii, Crocodylus checchiai, Crocodylus depressifrons, Crocodylus falconensis, 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: AD 774'99, a partial skull. Its type locality is Arrisdrift, which is in a Miocene/Miocene channel sandstone in Namibia.

Ecology: carnivore

Distribution: found only at Arrisdrift

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