(Zulma’s crocodile, named after Zulma Gasparini).
Synonyms: Sebecus querejazus.
Named by: Alfredo Paolillo & Omar J. Linares - 2007.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Crocodylomorpha, Notosuchia, Sebecosuchia, Sebecidae.
Species: Z. querejazus (type).
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.
A new crocodilian, Sebecus querejazus, nov. sp. (Mesosuchia, Sebecidae) from the Santa Lucía Formation (Early Paleocene) at Vila Vila, Southern Bolivia - E. Buffetaut & L. G. Marshall - 1991.
- Nuevos cocodrilos Sebecosuchia del Cenozoico Suramericano (Mesosuchia: Crocodylia). Paleobiologia Neotropical 3:1-25. - A. Paolillo & O. J. Linares - 2007.