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Crocodylus megarhinus Andrews 1905 (crocodile)

Reptilia - Crocodylia - Crocodylidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 158092

Alternative combination: Crocodilus megarhinus

Synonym: Crocodilus articeps Andrews 1905 (taxon 86261)

Full reference: C. W. Andrews. 1905. Notes on some new Crocodilia from the Eocene of Egypt. Geological Magazine 2(11):481-484

Belongs to Crocodylus according to E. Tchernov and J. Van Couvering 1978

Sister taxa: Crocodilus (Ichthyosuchus), Crocodilus antiquus, Crocodilus aptus, Crocodilus biporcatus, Crocodilus chamensis, Crocodilus clavirostris, Crocodilus elliottii, Crocodilus grypus, Crocodilus parvus, Crocodilus stavelianus, Crocodilus sulciferus, Crocodilus wheelerii, Crocodilus ziphodon, Crocodylus (Leptorhynchus), Crocodylus acer, Crocodylus acutus, Crocodylus affinis, Crocodylus americanus, Crocodylus anthropophagus, Crocodylus bambolii, Crocodylus checchiai, Crocodylus depressifrons, Crocodylus falconensis, Crocodylus gariepensis, Crocodylus gaudense, Crocodylus greenwoodi, Crocodylus intermedius, Crocodylus johnsoni, Crocodylus mindorensis, Crocodylus moreletii, Crocodylus niloticus, Crocodylus niloticus kaisensis, Crocodylus novaeguineae, Crocodylus palaeindicus, Crocodylus palustris, Crocodylus porosus, Crocodylus raninus, Crocodylus rhombifer, Crocodylus siamensis, Crocodylus thorbjarnarsoni, Crocodylus ziphodon, Limnosaurus

Type specimens:

  • Crocodylus megarhinus: BMNH R 3327, a partial skull
  • Crocodilus articeps: CGM 10036, a skull. Its type locality is NNW of Birket Qarun, which is in a Rupelian fluvial horizon in the Jebel Qatrani Formation of Egypt.

Ecology: carnivore