Teleidosaurus

Name: Teleidosaurus ‭(‬Complete lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Te-ly-do-sore-us.
Named By: Jacques Amand Eudes-Deslongchamps‭ ‬-‭ ‬1869.
Synonyms: Teleidosaurus joberti‭?‬,‭ ‬Teleosaurus calvadosii.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Crocodylomorpha,‭ ‬Thalattosuchia,‭ ‬Metriorhynchoidea.
Species: T.‭ ‬calvadosii‭ (‬type‭)‬.‭ ‬T.‭ ‬joberti‭?
Diet: Carnivore/Piscivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: France.
Time period: Bajocian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and post cranial remains,‭ ‬but the holotype was lost in World War‭ ‬2.

       Teleidosaurus is a genus of primitive form thalatosuchian marine crocodile.‭ ‬Originally named as a species of Teleosaurus,‭ ‬Teleidosaurus was established as a distinct genus in‭ ‬1869,‭ ‬and was considered to possibly be one of the oldest marine crocodiles until‭ ‬2015‭ ‬when the genus Zoneait was named.‭ ‬As a metriorhynchoid,‭ ‬Teleidosaurus would have been a marine crocodile,‭ ‬actively hunting in shallow sea waters,‭ ‬though the genus was still considerably more primitive than actual metriorhynchids which evolved much better adaptations for open ocean life.
       Two former species of Teleidosaurus,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬bathonicus and T.‭ ‬gaudryi‭ ‬have been used to create the genus Eoneustes.‭ ‬In addition one remaining species,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬joberti,‭ ‬has been considered by some to be synonymous with the type species T.‭ ‬calvadosii,‭ ‬though some authors continue to separate them at the time of writing.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Description d'une espèce inédite de Téléosaure des environs de Caen,‭ ‬le Teleosaurus calvadosii.‭ ‬Bulletin Society Linnean Normandie‭ ‬2‭ (‬1‭)‬:‭ ‬112-118.‭ ‬-‭ 1866.
‭- ‬Notice sur les animaux fossiles de la famille des Téléosauriens recueillis en Normandie. Mémoires Academy Imperial Sciiences et Arts et Belles-Lettres: 31-80. - Jacques Amand Eudes-Deslongchamps‭ ‬-‭ ‬1869.
-‭ ‬The evolution of Metriorhynchoidea‭ (‬Mesoeucrocodylia,‭ ‬Thalattosuchia‭)‬:‭ ‬an integrated approach using geometrics morphometrics,‭ ‬analysis of disparity and biomechanics.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society‭ ‬158‭ (‬4‭)‬:‭ ‬801‭–‬859.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Mark T.‭ ‬Young,‭ ‬Stephen L.‭ ‬Brusatte,‭ ‬Marcello Ruta‭ & ‬Marco Brandalise de Andrade‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.



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