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Purussaurus neivensis

Reptilia - Alligatoridae

Taxonomy
Dinosuchus neivensis was named by Mook (1941) [holotype, craniums, mandibles, isolated teeth and parts of skeletons]. Its type specimen is USNM 10889, a partial skeleton (6 vertebrae, ribs, and parts of maxilla and dentaries), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Between Neiva and the River Bache, which is in a Miocene terrestrial horizon in Colombia.

It was recombined as Brachygnathosuchus neivensis by Stirton (1953); it was recombined as Caiman neivensis by Langston (1965); it was recombined as Purussaurus neivensis by Aguilera et al. (2006) and Riff et al. (2010).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1941Dinosuchus neivensis Mook
1953Brachygnathosuchus neivensis Stirton
1965Caiman neivensis Langston
2006Purussaurus neivensis Aguilera et al.
2010Purussaurus neivensis Riff 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
Caimaninae
genusPurussaurusBarbosa Rodrigues 1892
speciesneivensis()

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