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
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.