(Adamantina crocodile, after the Adamantina Formation).
Named By: Pedro Henrique Nobre & Ismar de Souza Carvalho - 2006.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Crocodylomorpha, Notosuchia, Ziphosuchia.
Species: A. navae (type).
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.
was a fairly small notosuchian crocodylomorph
from the late Cretaceous
Adamantina Formation of Brazil, Many crurotarsans are known from the
Adamantina Formation, including Armadillosuchus,
Baurusuchus and Mariliasuchus
to name just a few. Out of these,
Adamantinasuchus may have been most similar to
teeth of Adamantinasuchus suggest a possible
though they could have been used for a more specialised diet.
Adamantinasuchus should not be confused with the similarly named sauropod dinosaur Adamantisaurus.
- Adamantinasuchus navae: A new Gondwanan Crocodylomorpha (Mesoeucrocodylia) from the Late Cretaceous of Brazil - Pedro Henrique Nobre & Ismar de Souza Carvalho - 2006.