Caiman wannlangstoni

Name: Caiman wannlangstoni.
Phonetic: kay-man wan-lang-sto-ne.
Named By: R.‭ ‬Salas-Gismondi,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Flynn,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Baby,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬V.‭ ‬Tejada-Lara,‭ ‬F.‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Wesselingh‭ & ‬P.-O.‭ ‬Antoine‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Crocodylomorpha,‭ ‬Crocodilia,‭ ‬Alligatoridae,‭ ‬Caimaninae.
Species: C.‭ ‬wannlangstoni‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore/Durophagous.
Size: Estimated about‭ ‬1.7-1.9‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Peru‭ ‬-‭ ‬Pebas Formation.
Time period: Burdigalian to Serravallian of the Miocene.
Fossil representation: Partial skull.

       Described in‭ ‬2015,‭ ‬Caiman wannlangstoni was named alongside two other genera of caiman crocodiles,‭ ‬Gnatusuchus and Kuttanacaiman.‭ ‬Like these two genera,‭ ‬Caiman wannlangstoni had blunt,‭ ‬rounded teeth that would have been perfect for crunching up the shells of freshwater bivalves that would have been abundant in the Peruvian swamps of the Miocene.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A Miocene hyperdiverse crocodylian community reveals peculiar trophic dynamics in proto-Amazonian mega-wetlands.‭ ‬Proceedings of the Royal Society of London,‭ ‬Series B‭ ‬282:20142490.‭ ‬-‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Salas-Gismondi,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Flynn,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Baby,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬V.‭ ‬Tejada-Lara,‭ ‬F.‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Wesselingh‭ & ‬P.-O.‭ ‬Antoine‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.