Name: Yacarerani ‭(‬First Yacare‭)‬.
Phonetic: Ya-cah-re-nee.
Named By: F.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Novas,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Pais,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Pol,‭ ‬I.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Carvalho,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Scanferla,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Mones‭ & ‬M.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Riglos.‭ ‬-‭ ‬2009.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Crocodylomorpha,‭ ‬Notosuchia,‭ ‬Ziphosuchia.
Species: Y.‭ ‬boliviensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore/Omnivore.
Size: About‭ ‬80‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: Bolivia‭ ‬-‭ ‬Cajones Formation.
Time period: Turonian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.

       Yacarerani is a small notouchian crocodilomorph that lived in South America during the early stages of the Late Cretaceous.‭ ‬Yacarerani has a highly specialised dentition with the two most forward incisors in the lower jaw almost pointing directly forwards.‭ ‬The upper fore teeth also protrude forwards and these teeth may have been for digging out the tubers of plants that were partially buried.‭ ‬The teeth in the posterior of the mouth were better adapted for slicing tough material like aforementioned plant tubers.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Bizarre notosuchian crocodyliform with associated eggs from the Upper Cretaceous of Bolivia.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology‭ ‬29‭(‬4‭)‬:1316-1320.‭ ‬-‭ ‬F.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Novas,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Pais,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Pol,‭ ‬I.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Carvalho,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Scanferla,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Mones‭ & ‬M.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Riglos.‭ ‬-‭ ‬2009.


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