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Navajosuchus mooki

Reptilia - Alligatoridae

Taxonomy
Allognathosuchus mooki was named by Simpson (1930). Its type specimen is Amer. Mus. No. 6780, a partial skeleton (skull, jaws, and most of skeleton), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is De-na-zin Wash (AMNH), which is in a Puercan terrestrial horizon in the Nacimiento Formation of New Mexico.

It was recombined as Navajosuchus mooki by Mook (1942), Brochu (1999), Brochu (2004), Puértolas et al. (2011) and Farke et al. (2014).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1930Allognathosuchus mooki Simpson p. 3
1942Navajosuchus mooki Mook
1942Navajosuchus novomexicanus Mook p. 1 figs. 1-2
1988Allognathosuchus mooki Sullivan et al. p. 125
1999Navajosuchus mooki Brochu
2004Navajosuchus mooki Brochu
2011Navajosuchus mooki Puértolas et al.
2014Navajosuchus mooki Farke et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
RankNameAuthor
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
Pseudosuchia(Zittel 1890)
SuchiaKrebs 1974
Paracrocodylomorpha
Loricata(Merrem 1820)
Crocodylomorpha()
suborderCrocodyliformes
MesoeucrocodyliaWhetstone and Whybrow 1983
NeosuchiaClark 1988
suborderEusuchiaHuxley 1875
Crocodylia(Owen 1842)
BrevirostresCuvier
superfamilyAlligatoroideaGray 1844
Globidonta
familyAlligatoridaeGray 1844
subfamilyAlligatorinaeCuvier 1807
genusNavajosuchus
speciesmooki()

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
C. C. Mook 1942 (Navajosuchus novomexicanus)Lack of pronounced conistriction of premaxillaries, large mandibular tooth, probably the fourth, biting into pit instead of notch, large size of external narial aperture, small size of supratemporal fenestrae, broad palatine bar between palatine fenestrae.