Name: Eoneustes ‭(‬Dawn swimmer‭)‬.
Phonetic: E-oh-nu-steez.
Named By: Mark T.‭ ‬Young,‭ ‬Stephen L.‭ ‬Brusatte,‭ ‬Marcello Ruta‭ & ‬Marco Brandalise de Andrade‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.
Synonyms: Metriorhynchus bathonicus,‭ ‬Teleidosaurus bathonicus,‭ ‬Teleidosaurus gaudryi.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Crocodylomorpha,‭ ‬Thalattosuchia,‭ ‬Metriorhynchoidea.
Species: E.‭ ‬gaudryi‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬E.‭ ‬bathonicus.
Diet: Carnivore/Piscivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: France.
Time period: Bajocian‭ ‬to Bathonian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial skull remains.

       Eoneustes is a primitive genus of thalattosuchian marine crocodile that lived in European sea waters during the mid Jurassic.‭ ‬The Eoneustes genus was established from two former species of Teleidosaurus,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬bathonicus and T.‭ ‬gaudryi.‭ ‬Eoneustes along with Teleidosaurus were once thought to represent the oldest marine crocodiles until the‭ ‬2015‭ ‬naming of Zoneait.

Further reading
-‭ ‬The evolution of Metriorhynchoidea‭ (‬Mesoeucrocodylia,‭ ‬Thalattosuchia‭)‬:‭ ‬an integrated approach using geometrics morphometrics,‭ ‬analysis of disparity and biomechanics.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society‭ ‬158‭ (‬4‭)‬:‭ ‬801‭–‬859.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Mark T.‭ ‬Young,‭ ‬Stephen L.‭ ‬Brusatte,‭ ‬Marcello Ruta‭ & ‬Marco Brandalise de Andrade‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.


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