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†suborder Thalattosuchia Fraas 1901 (marine crocodile)

Reptilia - Loricata

Synonym: Mesosauria Giebel 1847

Full reference: E. Fraas. 1901. Die Meerkrokodile (Thalattosuchia n. g.) eine neue sauriergruppe der Juraformation. Jahreshefte des Vereins fur vaterlandische Naturkunde, Wurttemberg 57:409-418

Parent taxon: Neosuchia according to M. Bronzati et al. 2012

Sister taxa: Atoposauridae, Bernissartia, Bernissartiidae, Brillanceausuchidae, Dyrosauridae, Eusuchia, Gilchristosuchus, Goniopholididae, Goniopholis paulistanus, Heterosuchus, Khoratosuchus, Laganosuchus, Leiokarinosuchus, Montsecosuchus, Paluxysuchus, Paralligatoridae, Stomatosuchidae, Susisuchidae, Susisuchus, Terminonaris, Tethysuchia, Turanosuchus, Turanosuchus aralensis, Unasuchus

Subtaxa: Eoneustes, Metriorhynchidae, Metriorhynchoidea, Metriorhynchus, Mystriosaurus, Peipehsuchus, Pelagosaurus, Purranisaurus, Steneosaurus gerthi, Suchodus, Teleidosaurus, Teleosauridae, Teleosauroidea

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore