Comahuesuchus

Name: Comahuesuchus.
Phonetic: Co-ma-hew-su-kus.
Named By: J.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Bonaparte‭ ‬-‭ ‬1991.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Crocodylomorpha,‭ ‬Notosuchia.
Species: C.‭ ‬brachybuccalis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Skulls up to‭ ‬10.6‭ ‬centimetres long, total length about 1 meter long.
Known locations: Argentina‭ ‬-‭ ‬Bajo de la Carpa Formation,‭ ‬Portezuelo Formation.
Time period: Turonian to Santonian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Remains of several individuals.

       Comahuesuchus is a notosuchian crocodile that lived in South‭ ‬America during the late Cretaceous period. The description of Anatosuchus in‭ ‬2003‭ ‬led to the idea that Anatosuchus and Comahuesuchus were close relatives,‭ ‬however a‭ ‬2006‭ ‬paper by Andrade,‭ ‬Bertini and Pinheiro came to the conclusion that they were not closely related.‭ ‬Instead a possible close relative of Comahuesuchus is the genus Mariliasuchus.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Los vertebrados fósiles de la Formación Rio Colorado,‭ ‬de la Ciudad de Neuquén y Cercanías,‭ ‬Cretácico Superior,‭ ‬Argentina‭ [‬The vertebrate fossils of the Rio Colorado Formation,‭ ‬from the city of Neuquén and surrounding areas,‭ ‬Upper Cretaceous,‭ ‬Argentina‭]‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Revista del Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales‭ '‬Bernardino Rivadavia'" ‬e Instituto Nacional de Investigación de las Ciencias Naturales:‭ ‬Paleontología‭ ‬4‭(‬3‭)‬:17-123.‭ ‬-‭ ‬J.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Bonaparte‭ ‬-‭ ‬1991.
-‭ ‬New cranial remains of Comahuesuchus brachybuccalis‭ (‬Archosauria,‭ ‬Crocodyliformes‭) ‬from the Late Cretaceous of Rio Negro province,‭ ‬Argentina.‭ ‬-‭ ‬AMEGHINIANA‭ ‬-‭ ‬Agustin G.‭ ‬Martinelli‭ ‬-‭ ‬2003.
-‭ ‬A new notosuchian from the Early Cretaceous of Niger.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology‭ ‬23‭ (‬2‭)‬:‭ ‬477-482.‭ ‬-‭ ‬P.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Sereno,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Sidor,‭ ‬H.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Larsson‭ & ‬B.‭ ‬Gado‭ ‬-‭ ‬2003.
-‭ ‬Observations on the palate and choanae structures in Mesoeucrocodylia‭ (‬Archosauria,‭ ‬Crocodylomorpha‭)‬:‭ ‬phylogenetic implications.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Revista Brasileira de Paleontologia,‭ ‬Sociedade Brasileira de Paleontologia‭ ‬9‭ (‬3‭)‬:‭ ‬323-332.-‭ ‬M.‭ ‬B.‭ ‬Andrade,‭ ‬R.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Bertini‭ & ‬A.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Pinheiro‭ ‬-‭ ‬2006.



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