|Basic info||Taxonomic history||Classification||Relationships|
|Morphology||Ecology and taphonomy||External Literature Search||Age range and collections|
It was assigned to Notosuchidae by Price (1959); to Crocodyliformes by Gauthier et al. (1989); to Notosuchia by Sereno et al. (2001); to Peirosauriformes by Carvalho et al. (2004); to Mesoeucrocodylia by Calvo (1999), Ortega et al. (2000), Martinelli (2003), Pol and Norell (2004), Pol and Apesteguía (2005) and Turner (2006); to Metasuchia by Larsson and Sues (2007); to Uruguaysuchidae by Buffetaut (1981), Carroll (1988), Soto et al. (2011), Pol et al. (2012) and Pol et al. (2014); and to Notosuchia by Sereno et al. (2003), Zaher et al. (2006), Fiorelli and Calvo (2008), Sereno and Larsson (2009), Turner and Sertich (2010), Nascimento and Zaher (2011), Iori and Carvalho (2011), Bronzati et al. (2012) and Sertich and O'Connor (2014).
|Year||Name and author|
|1989||Araripesuchus Gauthier et al. p. 349|
|1999||Araripesuchus Calvo p. 29|
|2000||Araripesuchus Ortega et al.|
|2001||Araripesuchus Sereno et al. p. 1518|
|2003||Araripesuchus Sereno et al.|
|2004||Araripesuchus Carvalho et al. p. 988 fig. 7|
|2004||Araripesuchus Pol and Norell|
|2005||Araripesuchus Pol and Apesteguía p. 3|
|2006||Araripesuchus Zaher et al.|
|2007||Araripesuchus Larsson and Sues|
|2008||Araripesuchus Fiorelli and Calvo|
|2009||Araripesuchus Sereno and Larsson p. 31|
|2010||Araripesuchus Turner and Sertich|
|2011||Araripesuchus Iori and Carvalho|
|2011||Araripesuchus Nascimento and Zaher|
|2011||Araripesuchus Soto et al.|
|2012||Araripesuchus Bronzati et al.|
|2012||Araripesuchus Pol et al.|
|2014||Araripesuchus Pol et al.|
|2014||Araripesuchus Sertich and O'Connor|
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|F. Ortega et al. 2000||Araripesuchus gomesii Price, 1959.
Short-snouted mesoeucrocodylians with large orbits. Each orbit is dorsally covered by two palpebral bones (primitive condition). Palpebrals do not contact each other. Rostrum with a trapezoidal section, slightly wider than high. External surface of the rostrum lacking alveolar ornamentation (primitive condition). Paired external nares (primitive condition), laterally exposed and anteroposteriorly expanded (autapomorphy). Sharp anterior tip of the rostrum (autapomorphy), due to the morphology of the internarial bar and the lateral disposition of the external nares. Four premaxillary teeth. Tooth row with different dental morphologies: conical anterior maxillary teeth and low posterior teeth, anteroposteriorly expanded, and without denticles at the anterior and posterior carinae. Hypertrophied third maxillary tooth (derived condition shared by basal neosuchians). Medium-sized antorbital fenestrae, slightly larger than the foramen magnum. Flat skull table, with pitted external surface of parietal, frontal and squamosals (derived condition shared by Neosuchia). Posterior part of the squamosal bends posteriorly to reach the paraoccipital process (primitive condition). The supraoccipital lacks a sagittal crest. Occipital region divided by a transverse crest extending between the paraoccipital processes. Pitted surface of osteoderms (derived condition shared by Neosuchia). No multifenestrated quadrate (derived with respect to Notosuchus). Infratemporal fenestra anteroposteriorly enlarged and laterodorsally oriented (derived condition shared by Notosuchus). Short posterior branch of the quadrate with posteroventrally directed condyles. Dentary robust, with a convex lateral surface. Glenoid mandibular fossa posteriorly expanded but not as enlarged as in Notosuchus. The palatal choana is located behind the nasopharyngeal duct and divided by a pterygoidean bar. Depressed area behind the choana, narrower than the palatine tube (derived condition shared by Neosuchia). Retroarticular process posteriorly expanded and with its dorsal surface facing posterodorsally.