The Oldest African Crocodylian: Phylogeny, Paleobiogeography, and Differential Survivorship Of Marine Reptiles Through the Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary

@inproceedings{Jouve2008TheOA,
  title={The Oldest African Crocodylian: Phylogeny, Paleobiogeography, and Differential Survivorship Of Marine Reptiles Through the Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary},
  author={St{\'e}phane Jouve and Nathalie Bardet and Nour-Eddine Jalil and Xabier Pereda Suberbiola and Ba{\^a}di Bouya and Mbarek Amaghzaz},
  year={2008}
}
Abstract A gavialoid crocodylian from the Maastrichtian of the Oulad Abdoun phosphatic Basin (Morocco) is described, representing the oldest known crocodylian from Africa. The specimen consists of a skull that exhibits several features not found in other gavialoids, and a new genus and species is erected, Ocepesuchus eoafricanus. A phylogenetic analysis has been conducted including 201 characters and 71 taxa, where Ocepesuchus eoafricanus appears as the most basal African gavialoid, and the… 

Longirostrine Crocodylians from the Bartonian of Morocco and Paleogene Climatic and Sea Level Oscillations in the Peri-Tethys Area

ABSTRACT The Eocene–Oligocene transition was a period of high faunal and floral turnover, often correlated with climatic deterioration. Crocodyliforms are climate sensitive, and they have been often

The longirostrine crocodyliforms from Bolivia and their evolution through the Cretaceous–Palaeogene boundary

A new phylogenetic analysis suggests that Vectisuchus leptognathus and Elosuchus are more closely related to Dyrosauridae, and a new name, Dyrosauroidea, is proposed for this clade.

FOSSIL CROCODILIANS FROM THE HIGHGUAJIRA PENINSULAOF COLOMBIA: NEOGENE FAUNAL CHANGE IN NORTHERNMOST SOUTHAMERICA

The La Guajira Peninsula, Colombia, has a continuous vertebrate fossil record that includes both the late early–early middle Miocene and the Pliocene. Crocodilians from the early to early middle

Reptilian assemblages from the latest Cretaceous – Palaeogene phosphates of Morocco: from Arambourg to present time

Arambourg was the first to conduct methodical vertebrate palaeontological studies in the Oulad Abdoun and Ganntour phosphatic basins of Morocco between the 1930s and 1950s. As early as 1935, he

First record of a tomistomine crocodylian from Australia

Australia’s first tomistomine crocodylian is described, Gunggamarandu maunala gen. et sp.

NEW CROCODYLIAN REMAINS FROM THE SOLIMÕES FORMATION (LOWER EOCENE–PLIOCENE), STATE OF ACRE, SOUTHWESTERN BRAZILIAN AMAZONIA

The Solimoes Formation (lower Eocene–Pliocene), southwestern Brazilian Amazonia, is one of the most abundant deposits of reptiles from the Cenozoic of Brazil. Eight species of Crocodylia have been

Miocene fossils from the southeastern Pacific shed light on the last radiation of marine crocodylians

The evolution of crocodylians as sea dwellers remains obscure because living representatives are basically freshwater inhabitants and fossil evidence lacks crucial aspects about crocodylian

Evolutionary relationships and systematics of Atoposauridae (Crocodylomorpha: Neosuchia): implications for the rise of Eusuchia

The phylogenetic placement of Theriosuchus has several implications for the understanding of eusuchian evolution, including that this taxon possessed only amphicoelous presacral vertebrae, and therefore fully developed vertebral procoely is likely to have evolved only once in Crocodylomorpha, on the lineage leading to Eusuchia.

Maastrichtian marine reptiles of the Mediterranean Tethys: a palaeobiogeographical approach

  • N. Bardet
  • Geography, Environmental Science
  • 2012
A global comparison of coeval Maastrichtian marine reptiles (squamates, plesiosaurs, chelonians and crocodyliformes) of Europe, New Jersey, northwestern Africa and Middle-East has been performed.
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 67 REFERENCES

A NEW LATE CRETACEOUS GAVIALOID CROCODYLIAN FROM EASTERN NORTH AMERICA AND THE PHYLOGENETIC RELATIONSHIPS OF THORACOSAURS

  • C. Brochu
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • 2004
Abstract Eothoracosaurus mississippiensis, gen. et sp. nov., is based on a skull and partial skeleton from the Upper Cretaceous (early Maastrichtian) Ripley Formation of Mississippi. Less complete

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.

New tomistomine crocodylian from the middle Eocene (Bartonian) of Wadi Hitan, Fayum Province, Egypt

A partial skull and mandible from the late middle Eocene Birket Qarun Formation of Egypt represents a new genus and species of tomistomine crocodylian, Paratomistoma courti. The new taxon can be

A REVISION OF THE CROCODYLIFORMALLODAPOSUCHUS PRECEDENS FROM THE UPPER CRETACEOUS OF THE HATEG BASIN, ROMANIA. ITS RELEVANCE IN THE PHYLOGENY OF EUSUCHIA

Allodaposuchus is an outstanding crocodyliform providing new anatomical evidence concerning the stem-group of Crocodylia, and filling the gap between the Early Cretaceous (Barremian) Hylaeochampsa and the earliest common ancestor of CroCodylia.

A NEW SPECIES OF ARARIPESUCHUS (CROCODYLOMORPHA, MESOEUCROCODYLIA) FROM THE LOWER CRETACEOUS OF PATAGONIA (ARGENTINA)

Araripesuchus is proposed here as being the sister taxon of Neosuchia, corroborating previous phylogenetic analysis and allowing a reanalysis of the role played by their amphiatlantic distribution in the Aptian-Albian.

A new species of Dyrosaurus (Crocodylomorpha, Dyrosauridae) from the early Eocene of Morocco: phylogenetic implications

A phylogenetic analysis shows the dyrosaurids as the sister taxon of pholidosaurids, which include Elosuchus, Sarcosuchu, Terminonaris and Pholidosaurus, and the thalattosuchians, and a non-monophyletic group; however, phylogenetic problems remain with respect to longirostrine clade, and more attention should be paid to resolving their evolutionary relationships amongst the crocodyliforms.

A PRIMITIVE MARINE GAVIALOID FROM THE PALEOCENE OF MOROCCO

The existence of marine adaptation in fossil species of primitive gavialoids, which may explain the dispersal of the fossil gavIALoids to South America and Asia during and after the Oligocene, is demonstrated.

A new species of Halisaurus from the Late Cretaceous phosphates of Morocco, and the phylogenetical relationships of the Halisaurinae (Squamata: Mosasauridae)

A new species of the basal mosasaurid Halisaurus from the Late Cretaceous (Late Maastrichtian) of the Oulad Abdoun Phosphate Basin of Morocco is described on the basis of both cranial and postcranial

ALLIGATORINE PHYLOGENY AND THE STATUS OF ALLOGNATHOSUCHUS MOOK, 1921

A revised phylogenetic analysis supports multiple dispersal events of alligatorines from North America to Eurasia, and suggests that the cranial anatomy thought to distinguish forms such as Allognathosuchus is plesiomorphic at the level of Alligatoridae.
...