Gasparinisuchus

Name: Gasparinisuchus (Gasparini’s crocodile).
Phonetic: Gas-pah-re-ne-so-kus.
Named By: Agustín G. Martinelli, Joseph J.W. Sertich, Alberto C. Garrido & Ángel M. Praderio - 2012.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Crocodylomorpha, Mesoeucrocodylia, Peirosauridae.
Species: G. peirosauroides (type).
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Argentina, Mendoza Province, Neuquén Province.
Time period: Santonian to Campanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Two individuals including skull, jaw and partial post cranial remains.

       Gasparinisuchus is a genus of peirosaurid notosuchian that is known to have lived in South America during the late Cretaceous.
       Care should be taken not to confuse Gasparinisuchus with the similarly named Gasparinisaura.

Further reading
- A new peirosaurid from the Upper Cretaceous of Argentina: Implications for specimens referred to Peirosaurus torminni Price (Crocodyliformes: Peirosauridae) - Cretaceous Research 37: 191–200 - Agustín G. Martinelli, Joseph J.W. Sertich, Alberto C. Garrido & Ángel M. Praderio - 2012.



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