Penghusuchus

Name: Penghusuchus.
Phonetic: Pen-gu-su-kus.
Named By: H.-Y.‭ ‬Shan,‭ ‬X.-C.‭ ‬Wu,‭ ‬Y.-N.‭ ‬Cheng‭ & ‬T.‭ ‬Sato‭ ‬-‭ ‬2009.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Crocodylomorpha,‭ ‬Crocodilia,‭ ‬Tomistominae.
Species: P.‭ ‬pani‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore/Piscivore.
Size: Holotype skull roughly about‭ ‬85‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: Taiwan‭ ‬-‭ ‬Yuwentao Formation.
Time period: Late Miocene.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and partial post cranial remains.

       Penghusuchus is a genus of tomistomine crocodile that lived in what is now Taiwan during the late Miocene.‭ ‬Penghusuchus is noted as having a similarity to the modern day false gharial as well as Toyotamaphimeia which lived in Japan during the Pleistocene.‭ ‬With a skull length up to‭ ‬85‭ ‬centimetres long,‭ ‬Penghusuchus would have been a medium to large crocodile.


Further reading
-‭ ‬A new tomistomine‭ (‬Crocodylia‭) ‬from the Miocene of Taiwan.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences‭ ‬46:529-555.‭ ‬-‭ ‬H.-Y.‭ ‬Shan,‭ ‬X.-C.‭ ‬Wu,‭ ‬Y.-N.‭ ‬Cheng‭ & ‬T.‭ ‬Sato‭ ‬-‭ ‬2009.





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