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Crocodylus falconensis Scheyer et al. 2013 (crocodile)

Reptilia - Crocodylia - Crocodylidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 273330

Full reference: T. M. Scheyer, O. A. Aguilera, M. Delfino, D. C. Fortier, A. A. Carlini, R. Sánchez, J. D. Carrillo-Briceño, L. Quiroz, and M. R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2013. Crocodylian diversity peak and extinction in the late Cenozoic of the northern Neotropics. Nature Communications 4(1907):1-9

Belongs to Crocodylus according to T. M. Scheyer et al. 2013

Sister taxa: Crocodilus (Ichthyosuchus), Crocodilus antiquus, Crocodilus aptus, Crocodilus chamensis, Crocodilus clavirostris, Crocodilus depressifrons, Crocodilus elliottii, Crocodilus grypus, Crocodilus parvus, Crocodilus stavelianus, Crocodilus sulciferus, Crocodilus wheelerii, Crocodilus ziphodon, Crocodylus acer, Crocodylus acutus, Crocodylus affinis, Crocodylus americanus, Crocodylus anthropophagus, Crocodylus bambolii, Crocodylus checchiai, Crocodylus depressifrons, Crocodylus gariepensis, Crocodylus gaudense, Crocodylus greenwoodi, Crocodylus intermedius, Crocodylus johnsoni, Crocodylus megarhinus, Crocodylus mindorensis, Crocodylus monsvialensis, Crocodylus moreletii, Crocodylus niloticus, Crocodylus niloticus kaisensis, Crocodylus novaeguineae, Crocodylus palaeindicus, Crocodylus palustris, Crocodylus porosus, Crocodylus raninus, Crocodylus rhombifer, Crocodylus siamensis, Crocodylus thorbjarnarsoni, Crocodylus ziphodon, Limnosaurus

Type specimen: AMU-CURS-300, a skull (Almost complete skull with mandibles). Its type locality is Norte Casa Chiguaje meter 17, which is in a Pleistocene terrestrial sandstone in the San Gregorio Formation of Venezuela.

Ecology: carnivore