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†subfamily Mekosuchinae Balouet and Buffetaut 1987 (crocodile)

Reptilia - Crocodylia - Crocodylidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 157962

Full reference: J.-C. Balouet and E. Buffetaut. 1987. Mekosuchus inexpectatus, n. g., n. sp., Crocodilien nouveau de l'Holocene de Nouvelle Caledonie. [Mekosuchus inexpectatus, n.g., n.sp., a new Holocene crocdilian from New Caledonia.]. Comptes Rendus de l'Academie des Sciences. Serie II. 304(14):853-856

Parent taxon: Crocodylidae according to R. E. Molnar et al. 2002

Sister taxa: Aldabrachampsus, Bottosaurus, Brochuchus, Charactosuchus, Crocodylinae, Euthecodontinae, Leidyosuchinae, Leptorramphus, Osteolaeminae, Oxysdonsaurus, Oxysdonsaurus striatus, Thoracosaurinae, Zhyrasuchus

Subtaxa: Australosuchus, Baru, Harpacochampsa, Kalthifrons, Kambara, Mekosuchini, Pallimnarchus, Ultrastenos

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Ecology: carnivore