Named By: F. C. Montefeltro, H. C. E. Larsson & M. C. Langer - 2011.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Crocodylomorpha, Notosuchia, Sebecosuchia, Baurusuchidae, Pissarrachampsinae.
Species: P. sera (type).
Size: Preserved length of the skull about 27.6 centimetres. Total reconstructed length of holotype skull roughly 33.2 centimetres.
Known locations: Brazil - Vale do Rio do Peixe Formation.
Time period: Late (Turonian?) Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial skull skulls and lower jaw.
Pissarrachampsa is a genus of terrestrial crocodile that lived in Brazil during the late Cretaceous. The precise point of time of the Cretaceous is still debated as some point between the Turonian and the Maastrichtian. All that is known for certain is that the holotype fossils of Pissarrachampsa came from the Vale do Rio do Peixe Formation which is part of the Bauru Group of Formations in Brazil which also includes the Adamantina Formation, Uberaba Formation and the Marília Formation. Pissarrachampsa can be further refined as a baurusuchid crocodile, though Pissarrachampsa has a notably longer snout than that seen in other baurusuchids.
- A New Baurusuchid (Crocodyliformes, Mesoeucrocodylia) from the Late Cretaceous of Brazil and the Phylogeny of Baurusuchidae. - PLoS One 6(7):e21916. - F. C. Montefeltro, H. C. E. Larsson & M. C. Langer - 2011.