Crocodylian diversity peak and extinction in the late Cenozoic of the northern Neotropics
- T. Scheyer, O. A. Aguilera, M. Sánchez-Villagra
- Environmental Science, GeographyNature Communications
- 21 May 2013
A diversity peak in sympatric occurrence of at least seven species is shown, based on detailed stratigraphic sequence sampling and correlation, involving four geological formations from the middle Miocene to the Pliocene, and on the discovery of two new species and a new occurrence.
A Complete Skull of Allodaposuchus precedens Nopcsa, 1928 (Eusuchia) and a Reassessment of the Morphology of the Taxon Based on the Romanian Remains
- M. Delfino, V. Codrea, A. Folie, Paul Dica, P. Godefroit, Thierry Smith
- Biology, Geography
- 12 March 2008
Parsimony analysis confirms earlier phylogenetic hypotheses based on the fragmentary holotype from the Maastrichtian of Valioara in Haţeg Basin (Romania), as well as on putative conspecific remains from approximately coeval localities in Spain and France: A. precedens is a non-crocodylian eusuchian.
First joint record of Mesopithecus and cf. Macaca in the Miocene of Europe.
Recent advances in the comprehension of the biogeography of Cretaceous European eusuchians
The late Miocene caimanine fauna (Crocodylia: Alligatoroidea) of the Urumaco Formation, Venezuela
The late Miocene Urumaco Formation at Urumaco, Falcón state, Venezuela, is remarkably rich in extinct crocodylians, presenting a diversity hotspot in the Neotropics for the group. Herein, we revise…
A new species of Acynodon (Crocodylia) from the upper cretaceous (Santonian–Campanian) of Villaggio del Pescatore, Italy
A new cladistic phylogenetic analysis resolves the previously reported polytomy among the basal Globidonta: Acynodon is recognized as the most primitive globidontan.
Phylogenetic position of the crocodylian Megadontosuchus arduini and tomistomine palaeobiogeography
A summary of tomistomine palaeobiogeo− graphy suggests that despite only one species with a rather restricted range survives at present, such a clade had a glorious past with a world wide distribution documented by a conspicuous fossil record that starts at least in the early Eocene.
Anatomy and phylogeny of the gavialoid crocodylian Eosuchus lerichei from the Paleocene of Europe
The results of the cladistic analysis show that the European spe− cies possess characters that can be considered as slightly derived if compared to those of its American relative, suggesting an eastward dispersion from North America before the Paleocene–Eocene boundary and before the full opening of the At− lantic Ocean or local evolution from a basal gavialoid stock similar to E. minor.
Turtles and Tortoises of the World During the Rise and Global Spread of Humanity: First Checklist and Review of Extinct Pleistocene and Holocene Chelonians.
– We provide a first checklist and review of all recognized taxa of the world’s extinct Pleistocene and Holocene (Quaternary) turtles and tortoises that existed during the early rise and global…
Osteology and Affinities of Dollo's Goniopholidid (Mesoeucrocodylia) from the Early Cretaceous of Bernissart, Belgium
Comparison of these specimens with recently revised specimens from the Wealden of England allows confirmation that the Belgian specimens are referable to the goniopholidid Anteophthalmosuchus hooleyi, and reveals that the appendicular skeleton closely resembles that of derived neosuchians.