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Mourasuchus atopus Langston 1965 (crocodilian)

Reptilia - Crocodylia - Alligatoridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 267869

Alternative combination: Nettosuchus atopus

Full reference: W. Langston. 1965. Fossil crocodilians from Colombia and the Cenozoic history of the Crocodilia in South America. University of California Publications in Geological Sciences 52:1-169

Belongs to Mourasuchus according to D. Riff et al. 2010

Sister taxa: Mourasuchus amazonensis, Mourasuchus arendsi, Mourasuchus pattersoni

Type specimen: UCMP 38012, a partial skeleton (Fragmentary skull and jaws and associated postcranial elements). Its type locality is UCMP Locality V-4523, which is in a Laventan terrestrial claystone in Colombia.

Ecology: carnivore