Name: Caryonosuchus ‭(‬Protuberance crocodile‭)‬.
Phonetic: Ca-ry-on-soo-kus.
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)‬.
Diet: Herbivore‭?
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.

Further reading
-‭ ‬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.


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