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Caiman tremembensis Chiappe 1988 (crocodilian)

Reptilia - Crocodylia - Alligatoridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 273996

Full reference: L. M. Chiappe. 1988. Un nuevo caiman (Crocodylia, Alligatoridae) de la. Formación Tremembé (Oligoceno), Estado de São Paulo, Brasil, y su significado paleoclimatico. Paula-Coutiana 3:49-66

Belongs to Caimaninae according to D. C. Fortier et al. 2014

Sister taxa: Centenariosuchus, Culebrasuchus, Eocaiman, Globidentosuchus, Gnatusuchus, Jacarea, Kuttanacaiman, Mourasuchus, Necrosuchus, Nettosuchidae, Orthogenysuchus, Paleosuchus, Purussaurus, Tsoabichi

Type specimen: DGM 1444-R, a mandible (Partial dentary). Its type locality is Bairro do Padre Eterno, which is in an Oligocene/Miocene terrestrial horizon in the Tremembé Formation of Brazil.

Ecology: carnivore