Lorosuchus

Name: Lorosuchus (Loro crocodile).
Phonetic: Lo-roe-soo-kus.
Named By: D. Pol & J. E. Powell - 2011.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Crocodylomorpha, Notosuchia, Sebecosuchia, Sebecia, Sebecidae.
Species: L. nodosus (type).
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Skull 20 centimetres long.
Known locations: Argentina, Tucumán Province - Río Loro Formation.
Time period: Thanetian/Selandian of the Paleocene.
Fossil representation: Compete skull, lower jaws as well as partial post cranial skeletal remains.

       The genus Lorosuchus represents one of if not the most primitive sebecid crocodiles currently known. Lorosuchus is named after the Rio Loro Formation where the holotype fossils were discovered.

Further reading
- A new sebecid mesoeucrocodylian from the Rio Loro Formation (Palaeocene) of north-western Argentina. - Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 163:S7-S36. - D. Pol & J. E. Powell - 2011.



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