Name: Plagiophthalmosuchus.
Phonetic: Pla-ge-o-fal-mo-su-kus.
Named By: Michela M.‭ ‬Johnson,‭ ‬Mark T.‭ ‬Young‭ & ‬Stephen L.‭ ‬Brusatte‭ ‬-‭ ‬2020.
Synonyms: Steneosaurus gracilirostris.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Thalattosuchia,‭ ‬Teleosauroidea.
Species: P.‭ ‬gracilirostris‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Piscivore.
Size: Unknown.
Known locations: England,‭ ‬Yorkshire‭ ‬-‭ ‬Whitby Mudstone Formation.
Time period: Toarcian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.

       Originally described as a species of Steneosaurus,‭ ‬Plagiophthalmosuchus was a genus of marine crocodile that lived in the waters of Europe during the Jurassic.

Further reading
-‭ ‬The phylogenetics of Teleosauroidea‭ (‬Crocodylomorpha,‭ ‬Thalattosuchia‭) ‬and implications for their ecology and evolution.‭ ‬-‭ ‬PeerJ.‭ ‬8:‭ ‬e9808.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Michela M.‭ ‬Johnson,‭ ‬Mark T.‭ ‬Young‭ & ‬Stephen L.‭ ‬Brusatte‭ ‬-‭ ‬2020.


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