Geosaurus Cuvier 1824 (marine crocodile)

Reptilia - Loricata - Metriorhynchidae

Synonyms: Halilimnosaurus Ritgen 1826, Ltliminosaurus Romer 1966

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

See also Bronzati et al. 2012, Carroll 1988, Cau and Fanti 2011, d'Orbigny 1849, Gasparini and Iturralde-Vinent 2001, Gasparini et al. 2006, Gervais 1853, Jouve 2009, Larsson and Sues 2007, Meyer 1845, Nascimento and Zaher 2011, Ritgen 1828, Sepkoski 2002, Sertich and O'Connor 2014, Young 2013, Young and Andrade 2009, Young et al. 2010, Young et al. 2013, Young et al. 2013 and Zittel 1890

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

Subtaxa: Geosaurus giganteus Geosaurus grandis Geosaurus lapparenti Geosaurus medius Geosaurus sommerringi

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Type: Dakosaurus maximus

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Argentina (1 collection), France (3)

• Jurassic of Argentina (3), Cuba (2), Germany (5), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 15 collections including 17 occurrences

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