Dakosaurus Quenstedt 1856 (marine crocodile)

Reptilia - Loricata - Metriorhynchidae

Alternative spelling: Dacosaurus

Synonyms: Brachytaenius Merian 1842, Plerodon Meyer 1839

Parent taxon: Geosaurinae according to J. Parrilla-Bel and J. I. Canudo 2015

See also Bronzati et al. 2012, Buchy et al. 2007, Carroll 1988, Cau and Fanti 2011, Delair 1958, Gasparini et al. 2006, Herrera and Vennari 2014, Hulke 1869, Meyer 1845, Nascimento and Zaher 2011, Owen 1861, Sauvage 1873, Sepkoski 2002, Sertich and O'Connor 2014, Young 2013, Young et al. 2010, Young et al. 2013, Young et al. 2014 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxa: Geosaurini, Geosaurus, Neptunidraco, Plesiosuchus, Suchodus, Torvoneustes, Tyrannoneustes

Subtaxa: Brachytaenius perennis Dakosaurus andiniensis Dakosaurus maximus Plerodon crocodiloides

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Type: Dakosaurus maximus

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Argentina (3 collections), the United Kingdom (2)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of Argentina (1)

• Jurassic of Argentina (3), France (1), Germany (9), Mexico (2), Spain (1), Switzerland (1), the United Kingdom (6)

Total: 29 collections including 31 occurrences

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