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Australosuchus clarkae

Reptilia - Crocodylidae

Taxonomy
Australosuchus clarkae was named by Willis and Molnar (1991). Its type specimen is QM F16788, a partial skeleton (Almost complete skull and mandible, incomplete cervical and dorsal vertebrae, scapula, humerus and dermal armour), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Tedford Locality, Lake Palankarinna, which is in an Oligocene/Miocene lacustrine horizon in the Etadunna Formation of Australia. It is the type species of Australosuchus.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1991Australosuchus clarkae Willis and Molnar

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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
subfamilyMekosuchinae
genusAustralosuchus
speciesclarkae

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
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: marineuc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Diet: carnivoreuc
Created: 2009-01-03 20:38:59
Modified: 2009-01-03 22:38:59
Source: c = class, subp = subphylum, uc = unranked clade
References: Kiessling 2004, Benton 1983, Carroll 1988, Bush and Bambach 2015, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Late/Upper Oligocene to the top of the Early/Lower Miocene or 28.40000 to 15.97000 Ma

Collections (4 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Oligocene - Early/Lower Miocene28.4 - 15.97Australia (South Australia) Australosuchus clarkae (type locality: 28194 135688)
Late/Upper Oligocene - Middle Miocene28.4 - 11.608Australia (South Australia) Australosuchus clarkae (51412 143343)