Kambara Taraina sp. nov. (Crocodylia, Crocodyloidea), a New Eocene Mekosuchine from Queensland, Australia, and a Revision of the Genus

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  title={Kambara Taraina sp. nov. (Crocodylia, Crocodyloidea), a New Eocene Mekosuchine from Queensland, Australia, and a Revision of the Genus},
  author={Lucas Allen Buchanan},
  year={2009}
}
ABSTRACT Crocodilian cranial material from the Eocene Rundle Formation of eastern-central Queensland is herein attributed to Kambara taraina sp. nov. This is the fourth species of Kambara, the earliest genus of the diverse Australasian subfamily, Mekosuchinae. Although members of this subfamily diversified and radiated throughout the middle and late Tertiary, the clade as a whole is still poorly understood and their early evolutionary history is somewhat enigmatic. The Rundle Formation has… 

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