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Dakosaurus Quenstedt 1856 (marine crocodile)

Reptilia - Loricata - Metriorhynchidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36588

Alternative spelling: Dacosaurus

Synonyms: Brachytaenius Merian 1842 (no. 97032), Plerodon Meyer 1839 (no. 339789)

Parent taxon: Geosaurinae according to J. Parrilla-Bel and J. I. Canudo 2015

Sister taxa: Geosaurini, Geosaurus, Neptunidraco, Plesiosuchus, Suchodus, Torvoneustes, Tyrannoneustes

Subtaxa: Brachytaenius perennis, Dakosaurus andiniensis, Dakosaurus maximus, Plerodon crocodiloides

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Type: Dakosaurus maximus

Ecology: nektonic carnivore