Thoracosaurus Leidy 1852 (crocodilian)

Reptilia - Crocodylia

Invalid subtaxa: Holops Cope 1869 [replaced name], Holopsisuchus Kuhn 1961

Parent taxon: Gavialoidea according to R. Salas-Gismondi et al. 2016

See also Brochu 2004, Brochu and Rincón 2004, Bryant 1989, Carpenter 1983, Carroll 1988, Cope 1871, Cope 1875, Delfino et al. 2005, Erickson 1998, Estes and Berberian 1970, Jouve et al. 2008, Jouve et al. 2006, Kuhn 1964, Martin and Buffetaut 2008, Nopcsa 1928, Puértolas et al. 2011, Storrs and Efimov 2000, Swinton 1938 and Vélez-Juarbe et al. 2007

Sister taxa: Argochampsa, Crocodilus basifissus, Crocodilus basitruncatus, Crocodilus fastigiatus, Crocodilus marylandicus, Crocodilus obscurus, Crocodilus tenebrosus, Eogavialis, Eosuchus, Eothoracosaurus, Gavialis, Gryposuchinae, Holopsisuchus cordatus, Holopsisuchus glyptodon, Holopsisuchus pneumaticus, Ocepesuchus, Thecachampsa serratus, Thecachampsa squankensis, Thecachampsoides, Thoracosaurus grandis

Subtaxa: Holops brevispinus Holops cordatus Holops glyptodon Holops pneumaticus Thoracosaurus borissiaki Thoracosaurus isorhynchus Thoracosaurus macrorhynchus Thoracosaurus neocesariensis

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Ecology: carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (2: New Jersey, Virginia collections)

• Paleocene of Poland (1), Sweden (1), United States (4: New Jersey, South Carolina)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (2: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of France (4), India (3), the Netherlands (2), Ukraine (1), United States (27: Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 47 collections including 49 occurrences

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