Named By: Jeremy Martin and Eric Buffetaut - 2008.
Synonyms: Crocodylus affuvelensis
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Crocodilia, Allodaposuchidae.
Species: M. affuvelensis (type).
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.
- Crocodilus affuvelensis Matheron, 1869 from the Late Cretaceous of southern France: a reassessment. - Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 152:567-580. - J. E. Martin & E. Buffetaut - 2008.