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Caiman australis Bravard 1858 (caiman)

Reptilia - Crocodylia - Alligatoridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 346444

Alternative combinations: Crocodilus australis, Proalligator australis

Belongs to Caiman according to P. Bona and F. Barrios 2015

Sister taxa: Caiman brevirostris, Caiman crocodilus, Caiman gasparinae, Caiman latirostris, Caiman paranensis, Caiman praecursor, Caiman sclerops, Caiman venezuelensis, Caiman wannlangstoni, Caiman yacare

Type specimen: Its type locality is Barrancas del Rio Parana, which is in a Tortonian marginal marine siltstone/sandstone in the Entrerriana Formation of Argentina

Ecology: carnivore