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Thoracosaurus neocesariensis De Kay 1842 (crocodilian)

Reptilia - Crocodylia

PaleoDB taxon number: 184628

Alternative combination: Gavialis neocesariensis

Synonyms: Crocodilus dekayi Leidy 1852 [objective synonym] (no. 216582), Holopsisuchus brevispinus Cope 1869 (no. 216585), Hyposaurus fraterculus Cope 1869 (no. 212369), Thoracosaurus meirsanus Troxell 1925 (no. 184630), Thoracosaurus mullicensis Troxell 1925 (no. 184629)

Belongs to Thoracosaurus according to C. A. Brochu 2004

Sister taxa: Thoracosaurus borissiaki, Thoracosaurus isorhynchus, Thoracosaurus macrorhynchus, Holops cordatus, Holops brevispinus, Holops pneumaticus, Holops glyptodon

Type specimens:

  • Thoracosaurus neocesariensis: ANSP 9437, a mandible (Partial jaw)
  • Crocodilus dekayi: ANSP 9437, a mandible (Partial jaw).
  • Holopsisuchus brevispinus: AMNH 2200.
  • Hyposaurus fraterculus: Its type locality is Pemberton Marl Company pit (Hornerstown), which is in a Maastrichtian marginal marine marl in the Hornerstown Formation of New Jersey.
  • Thoracosaurus meirsanus: YPM 404, a partial skull (Partial skull). Its type locality is Hornerstown area (Hornerstown Fm.) (PROXY), which is in a Maastrichtian marginal marine marl in the Hornerstown Formation of New Jersey.
  • Thoracosaurus mullicensis: YPM 283, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Mullica Hill, which is in a Campanian/Maastrichtian terrestrial horizon in the Navesink Formation of New Jersey.

Ecology: carnivore