Named By: A. W. A. Kellner, D. A. Campos, D. Riff & M. B. Andrade - 2011.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Crocodylomorpha, Notosuchia, Sphagesauridae.
Species: C. pricei (type).
Size: Uncertain due to lack of fossil remains.
Known locations: Brazil - Adamantina Formation.
Time period: Campanian/Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Front portion of a skull and lower jaws.
Caryonosuchus is a genus of sphagesaurid notosuchian crocodylomorph that lived in South America during the latter stages of the Cretaceous. So far Caryonosuchus is only known from partial remains, but if relative genera are anything to go by, Caryonosuchus may well have been herbivorous.
- A new crocodylomorph (Sphagesauridae, Notosuchia) with horn-like tubercles from Brazil. - Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 163:S57-S65. - A. W. A. Kellner, D. A. Campos, D. Riff & M. B. Andrade - 2011.