Supriya Ghosh

Microsuchus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  â€ Goniopholididae
Rank  Genus
Class  Reptilia
Phylum  Chordata
Microsuchus
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Microsuchus is an extinct genus of mesoeucrocodylian. Fossils have been found that date back to the Late Cretaceous.

Classification

Originally classified as a goniopholidid on the basis of the platycoelus vertebral centra, Microsuchus was recently redescribed and recovered as either a neosuchian or notosuchian. Diagnostic features include the presence of a bulge lateral to the prezygapophyses of the second sacral vertebra, elongated posterior zeugopodia, and proximal caudal centra with a triangular cross section.

References

Microsuchus Wikipedia


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