(Pepe’s crocodile, after José Martin Suárez whose nickname was
Named By: Diogenes A. Campos, Gustavo R. Oliveira, Rodrigo G. Figueiredo, Douglas Riff, Sergio A.K. Azevedo, Luciana B. Carvalho & Alexander W.A. Kellner - 2011.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Crocodylomorpha, Peirosauridae.
Species: P. deiseae (type).
Known locations: Brazil - Presidente Prudente Formation.
Time period: Campanian/Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Fossil remains of two individuals including complete skulls and one complete skeleton.
Pepesuchus is a genus of metasuchian that lived in what is now Brazil during the late Cretaceous. Pepesuchus is noted for having ziphodont teeth that laterally compressed to be blade like with serrated edges. This almost certainly means that Pepesuchus was a carnivore that was well adapted to slicing through the flesh of other large animals.
- On a new peirosaurid crocodyliform from the Upper Cretaceous, Bauru Group, southeastern Brazil - Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências 83 (1): 317–327 - Diogenes A. Campos, Gustavo R. Oliveira, Rodrigo G. Figueiredo, Douglas Riff, Sergio A.K. Azevedo, Luciana B. Carvalho & Alexander W.A. Kellner - 2011.