Zulmasuchus

Name: Zulmasuchus ‭(‬Zulma’s crocodile,‭ ‬named after Zulma Gasparini‭)‬.
Phonetic: Zul-mah-soo-kus.
Synonyms: Sebecus querejazus.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Crocodylomorpha,‭ ‬Notosuchia,‭ ‬Sebecosuchia,‭ ‬Sebecidae.
Species: Z.‭ ‬querejazus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Uncertain.
Known locations: Bolivia‭ ‬-‭ ‬Santa Lucia Formation.
Time period: Danian of the Paleocene.
Fossil representation: Partial skull remains.

       Zulmasuchus was named in‭ ‬2007‭ ‬alongside the genus Langstonia,‭ ‬and both of them were former species of the genus Sebecus.‭ ‬At the time of writing Zulmasuchus is known from relatively incomplete material,‭ ‬though the genus is thought to have been a terrestrial predator like its nearest relatives.‭ ‬Fossils of Zulmasuchus are aged as coming from the Danian period of the Paleocene,‭ ‬making Zulmasuchus significantly older than both Sebecus and Langstonia.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Nuevos cocodrilos Sebecosuchia del Cenozoico Suramericano‭ (‬Mesosuchia:‭ ‬Crocodylia‭)‬.‭ ‬Paleobiologia Neotropical‭ ‬3:1-25.‭ ‬-‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Paolillo‭ & ‬O.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Linares‭ ‬-‭ ‬2007.



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