Brachychampsa montana Gilmore 1911 (crocodilian)

Reptilia - Crocodylia - Alligatoridae

Full reference: C. W. Gilmore. 1911. A new fossil alligator from the Hell Creek Beds of Montana. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 41(1860):297-302

Belongs to Brachychampsa according to T. E. Williamson 1996

See also Bryant 1989, Carpenter and Lindsey 1980, Estes 1964, Estes and Berberian 1970, Gilmore 1911, Norell et al. 1994 and Puértolas et al. 2011

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: AMNH-DP 5032, a partial skull (anterior two-thirds of the skull with fragments of the posterior portion). Its type locality is Southeast of Lismas, which is in a Maastrichtian terrestrial horizon in the Hell Creek Formation of Montana.

Ecology: amphibious carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of United States (81: Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming collections)

Total: 81 collections each including a single occurrence

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