Named By: A. Cau & F. Fanti - 2011.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Crocodylomorpha, Thalattosuchia, Metriorhynchidae, Geosaurinae.
Species: N. ammoniticus (type).
Size: Roughly about 4 meters long.
Known locations: Italy - Rosso Ammonitico Veronese Formation.
Time period: Bajocian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and lower jaws. Total remains from at least three individuals known.
Neptunidraco is a genus of medium sized metriorhynchid crocodile that has a noted similarity to the genus Geosaurus. Like with other metriorhynchid crocodiles, Neptunidraco was adapted for a life living and hunting at sea where it was a predator of fish as well as probably other smaller reptilian marine organisms.
- The oldest known metriorhynchid crocodylian from the Middle Jurassic of North-eastern Italy: Neptunidraco ammoniticus gen. et sp. nov. - Gondwana Research 19:550-565. - A. Cau & F. Fanti - 2011.