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Machimosaurus hugii Meyer 1837 (marine crocodile)

Reptilia - Loricata

PaleoDB taxon number: 245902

Alternative combination: Madrimosaurus hugii

Synonyms: Machimosaurus ferox Sauvage 1874 (no. 89214), Machimosaurus interruptus Sauvage 1874 (no. 89213), Steneosaurus bouchardi von Huene 1925 (no. 307976), Steneosaurus hulkei Andrews 1913 (no. 171324)

Belongs to Machimosaurus according to F. Fanti et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Machimosaurus buffetauti, Machimosaurus mosae, Machimosaurus nowackianus, Machimosaurus rex

Type specimens:

  • Machimosaurus hugii: SMSS Nr. 96, a tooth. Its type locality is Saint Verena, Solothurn, which is in a Kimmeridgian marine horizon in the Raetschenbank Formation of Switzerland.
  • Machimosaurus ferox:
  • Machimosaurus interruptus:
  • Steneosaurus bouchardi: NMS 7029, a partial skull. Its type locality is Limestone quarry within or around Solothurn, which is in a Kimmeridgian shallow subtidal limestone in the Reuchenette Formation of Switzerland.
  • Steneosaurus hulkei: BMNH R2074, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Peterborough area, Leeds Collection, which is in a Callovian offshore mudstone in the Oxford Clay Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: nektonic carnivore