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Crocodylus megarhinus

Reptilia - Crocodylidae

Taxonomy
Crocodilus megarhinus was named by Andrews (1905). Its type specimen is BMNH R 3327, a partial skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is NNW of Birket Qarun, which is in a Rupelian fluvial horizon in the Jebel Qatrani Formation of Egypt.

It was recombined as Crocodylus megarhinus by Tchernov and Van Couvering (1978); it was considered an invalid subgroup of Crocodylinae by Brochu and Gingerich (2000); it was considered a nomen dubium by Puértolas et al. (2011).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1905Crocodilus articeps Andrews p. 481
1905Crocodilus megarhinus Andrews p. 482
1978Crocodylus megarhinus Tchernov and Van Couvering p. 860

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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()
RankNameAuthor
Neodiapsida
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
superfamilyCrocodyloideaDeraniyagala 1939
familyCrocodylidaeCuvier 1807
subfamilyCrocodylinaeCuvier 1807
genusCrocodylusLaurenti 1768
speciesmegarhinus()

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
No diagnoses are available