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Shantungosuchus chuhsienensis Young 1961 (crocodilian)

Reptilia - Loricata

PaleoDB taxon number: 99475

Synonym: Shantungosuchus brachycephalus Young 1982 (taxon 112552)

Full reference: C.-C. Young. 1961. On a new crocodile from Chuhsien, E. Shantung. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 5(1):6-10

Belongs to Shantungosuchus according to M. Bronzati et al. 2012

Sister taxon: Shantungosuchus hangjinensis

Type specimens:

  • Shantungosuchus chuhsienensis: IVPP V.2484, a skeleton. Its type locality is Western slope of Tashan Hill, which is in a Berriasian/Valanginian terrestrial sandstone in the Mengyin Formation of China.
  • Shantungosuchus brachycephalus: IVPP V4020, a partial skeleton.

Ecology: carnivore