Adamantinasuchus

Name: Adamantinasuchus ‭(‬Adamantina crocodile,‭ ‬after the Adamantina Formation‭)‬.
Phonetic: Ad-ah-man-te-nah-soo-kus.
Named By: Pedro Henrique Nobre‭ & ‬Ismar de Souza Carvalho‭ ‬-‭ ‬2006.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Crocodylomorpha,‭ ‬Notosuchia,‭ ‬Ziphosuchia.
Species: A.‭ ‬navae‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Uncertain.
Size: About‭ ‬50‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: Brazil‭ ‬-‭ ‬Adamantina Formation.
Time period: Turonian to Santonian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: About seven individuals represented by partial cranial and post cranial remains.

       Adamantinasuchus was a fairly small notosuchian crocodylomorph from the late Cretaceous Adamantina Formation of Brazil,‭ ‬Many crurotarsans are known from the Adamantina Formation,‭ ‬including Armadillosuchus,‭ ‬Morrinhosuchus,‭ ‬Baurusuchus and Mariliasuchus to name just a few.‭ ‬Out of these,‭ ‬Adamantinasuchus may have been most similar to Mariliasuchus.‭ ‬The teeth of Adamantinasuchus suggest a possible carnivorous lifestyle,‭ ‬though they could have been used for a more specialised diet.
       Adamantinasuchus should not be confused with the similarly named sauropod dinosaur Adamantisaurus.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Adamantinasuchus navae:‭ ‬A new Gondwanan Crocodylomorpha‭ (‬Mesoeucrocodylia‭) ‬from the Late Cretaceous of Brazil‭ ‬-‭ ‬Pedro Henrique Nobre‭ & ‬Ismar de Souza Carvalho‭ ‬-‭ ‬2006.



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