Massaliasuchus

Name: Massaliasuchus ‭(‬Marseille crocodile‭)‬.
Phonetic: Mas-sal-e-ah-soo-kus.
Named By: Jeremy Martin and Eric Buffetaut‭ ‬-‭ ‬2008.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Crocodilia.
Species: M.‭ ‬affuvelensis‭ (‬type‭).
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Uncertain.
Known locations: France.
Time period: Santonian to Campanian‭ ‬-‭ ‬Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.

       Once referred to as Crocodilus affuvelensis,‭ ‬a‭ ‬2008‭ ‬review by Jeremy Martin and Eric Buffetaut saw it placed into a new genus as Massaliasuchus.‭ ‬Before this time the fossil material was thought to have possibly been further examples of Allodaposuchus,‭ ‬another late Cretaceous crocodile that has also been found in France.



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