Named By: J. L. Conrad, K. Jenkins, T. Lehmann, F. K. Manthi, D. J. Peppe, S. Nightingale, A. Cossette, H. M. Dunsworth, W. E. H. Harcourt-Smith and K. P. Mcnulty - 2013.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Crocodilia, Crocodylidae, Crocodylinae.
Species: B. pigotti (type), B. parvidens.
Size: B. pigotti roughly estimated at about 1.8 meters long, maybe slightly larger.
Known locations: Kenya, Lake Victoria, Rusinga Island - Hiwegi Formation. Saudi Arabia - Dam Formation.
Time period: Early Miocene.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and post cranial remains.
is a genus of crocodile
that lived in Africa during the Miocene. The
genus Brochuchus was named after Christopher A.
recognition for his work on cocodylians and associated animals.
- New specimens of ‘Crocodylus’ pigotti (Crocodylidae) from Rusinga Island, Kenya, and generic reallocation of the species. - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 33(3):629-646. - J. L. Conrad, K. Jenkins, T. Lehmann, F. K. Manthi, D. J. Peppe, S. Nightingale, A. Cossette, H. M. Dunsworth, W. E. H. Harcourt-Smith and K. P. Mcnulty - 2013.
- A new crocodylid from the middle Miocene of Kenya and the timing of crocodylian faunal change in the late Cenozoic of Africa. - Journal of Paleontology. - Adam P. Cossette, Amanda J. Adams, Stephanie K. Drumheller, Jennifer H. Nestler, Brenda R. Benefit, Monte L. McCrossin, Frederick K. Manthi, Rose Nyaboke Juma & Christopher A. Brochu - 2020.