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Melanosuchus fisheri Medina 1976 (black caiman)

Reptilia - Crocodylia - Alligatoridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 266205

Full reference: C. J. Medina. 1976. Crocodilians from the Late Tertiary of northwestern Venezuela: Melanosuchus fisheri sp. nov. Breviora 438:1-14

Belongs to Melanosuchus according to P. Bona et al. 2017

Sister taxon: Melanosuchus niger

Type specimen: MCNC 243, a partial skull. Its type locality is Corralito Locality, which is in a Miocene terrestrial horizon in the Urumaco Formation of Venezuela.

Ecology: carnivore