Elosuchus

Name: Elosuchus.
Phonetic: E-lo-su-kuss.
Named By: F.‭ ‬de Lapparent de Broin‭ ‬-‭ ‬2002.
Synonyms: Thoracosaurus cherifiensis.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Crocodyliformes,‭ ‬Pholidosauridae.
Species: E.‭ ‬cherifiensis‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬E.‭ ‬broinae.
Diet: Carnivore/piscivore
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Algeria‭ ‬-‭ ‬Continental Intercalaire Formation.‭ ‬Morocco‭ ‬-‭ ‬Ifezouane Formation,‭ ‬Kem Kem Formation.‭
Time period: Albian/Cenomanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: ‭P‬artial remains of several individuals.




       Originally described as a species of Thoracosaurus,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬cherifiensis was established as a distinct genus in‭ ‬2002,‭ ‬creating Elosuchus.‭ ‬Elosuchus was a marine crocodile that that possibly spent most of its life in the water.‭ ‬The gharial‭ ‬-like snout is suggestive that Elosuchus was more of a fish hunter.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Elosuchus,‭ ‬a new genus of crocodile from the Lower Cretaceous of the north of Africa.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Comptes Rendus Palevol‭ ‬1:275-285‭ ‬-‭ ‬F.‭ ‬de Lapparent de Broin‭ ‬-‭ ‬2002.
-‭ ‬Revision and phylogenetic affinities of Elosuchus‭ (‬Crocodyliformes‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.‭ ‬179‭ (‬1‭) ‬-‭ ‬Louise M.‭ ‬V.‭ ‬Meunier‭; ‬Hans C.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Larsson‭ ‬-‭ ‬2016



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